Yesterday, having spent the previous day building furniture, we were keen to get out and about in the fresh air and have a family fun day. We decided to visit Avoncroft museum.
This was our first time at Avoncroft so we were keen to explore and check out all that it had to offer, but only after refuelling in the pretty tea rooms….
Boo and Little Man had kids meals of freshly prepared sandwiches and gingerbread men, whilst the Husband and I went for a bacon sarnie and sausage baguette – all were yummy!
I think the tea room set the tone for our visit, too. It felt so relaxed and friendly, with a person touch. That’s the feeling I have about Avoncroft, along with that magical ‘step back in time’ vibe. As a history enthusiast and soon to be history student, it was a great combination for me.
Avoncroft is a collection of buildings and structures collected and rebuilt from various periods in history. In some of the buildings were also actresses ‘living’ in that time, telling us about their lives then and answering any questions we had. Amongst other things, we saw a Tudor home, with a woman cooking her stew, a Victorian toll house, where the lady introduced the kids to toys of that era, and a woman settling in to her knitting in a post war prefab house.
The windmill was a highlight for the children, they were fascinated looking at that…
Oh, and then there was the space. Plenty of beautiful outdoor space for the kids to run and explore, something that’s always going to make them happy. They found a wild-flower meadow to run around, muddy puddles to splash in, and plenty of walls and structures to clamber up on.
Avoncroft museum is quite unlike anywhere we’ve visited before. I enjoyed seeing history brought to life. Little Man says it was ‘fun’ and Boo summed it up as ‘amazing’ – I’d say a good trip all round then!
Have you visited Avoncroft?
Disclosure: We received entry FOC for the purposes of this post, though all words and opinions remain my own