It’s that time of year with grandparents step in to help with grandchildren over the long summer holidays. Lynne shares her experience of spending her special time with her grandson:
I recently read a report in The Independent on things to do with your children/grandchildren during the school holidays. The report was called ‘The 10 Best days out in the city’ and showcased different activities in different cities. The costs to enter these attractions, ranged from free to adult £30, children aged 10+ £24 for Go Ape in Trent Park. I know these places have to pay their way, but £108 for 2 adults and 2 children for a day out is ridiculous.
My grandson, Finlay, is 6 and these school summer holidays, he’ll be here for two days a week. Six is an age of curiosity and fearlessness – a dangerous combination! Having said that, it’s the age I have chosen to remain in my mind for the rest of my life – it makes the world so much more interesting and likeable.
Where can you take your grandchildren for the day without it costing a fortune?
So, I thought it would be a good idea to go visit different places and see what you get for your money these days. It’s changed a lot since I took my two when they were young. Obviously, the cost of the journey there and back has to be counted in as well.
Last week, we went to The Higgins in Bedford. It’s undergone a massive refurbishment and is the result of merging the Bedford Museum and the Cecil Higgins Art Gallery – and it’s great. We were there for nearly three hours and Finlay enjoyed every minute. In the Victorian house, there is a room where you can try on clothes and accessories from that era. I’d like to applaud all the people involved in this massive project; it really is a huge jewel in bodacious Bedford’s crown.
So, where to next, any suggestions from you fab over fifty girls?
Lover of our planet, conscious travel & tourism, friends, gardening, soul & chocolate.
May grow up one day.Proud Mum to Kezia& Aleck and Grandma to Finlay.
Founder of thatspr and lives in the shire of Bedford, England.