What could be better for my train loving boys than a Harry potter themed half term at The National Railway Museum in York. We are regular visitors to both the York site and the Locomotion site at Shildon and love the specials that they put on over the holidays.
This half term is especially fun, as Mini loves Harry Potter and is a big fan and they have the Outon Hall, the steam train which was used in the Harry Potter filmns running for rides and we even cat in one of the carriages used in the film too.
The museum in the largest train museum in the word and is free to enter and is open from 9.30 to 6.pm daily and even without a special event running is a fab day out for all the family, with something for children of all ages and grown ups too.
We got there for opening time, as we prefer to when it is a little more peaceful and have always found this works well for us and headed for the steam ride first and Mini was dressed up as Harry. I have entered him in the best dressed wizard competition on the museums facebook page.
We had a lovely lunch and the boys enjoyed making their own wizard badges (which would have been £1.50 each). The highlight for Mini though was the was the broomstick flying trick photography, which was run by Full Frame Events. It was excellent value and a 9 x 6 photograph was £7 or a 7 x 5 just £5.
We had such a fun packed day that Mini fell asleep in the car on the way home, which is something he hasn’t done for over two years!