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!
Hi Jen! This looks like so much fun. I don’t think Little M would get it, but I would! And anything that puts them to sleep is alright by me 🙂
We visited the Museum on the weekend and it was fabulous. Sadly I think the Hogwarts Express was invisible that day as we couldnt find it! Saw some fantastic owls though!
This looks amazing. I would absolutely love it. The boys aren’t into Harry Potter YET, but they will be. Wish I lived closer to this museum, it’s on my list of places to hopefully visit this year & yes I’ll be giving you a shout xx
Oh what a fantastic thing to do. I need to see of this is happening in my area. My eldest had just discovered reading the books. After only a couple of months she’s just finished book 4.
I love the collage of photographs, just gorgeous!! The end photograph is just amazing.
Ooh I want to go. lol. I know I am probably a terrible mother for letting my toddler watch an older film but Youngling LOVES Harry Potter. The last one was his fav – even though it spooked me a tad. He would love to go here. Maybe when he’s a bit bigger lol xx
This looks like so much fun! What fab pictures, the boys had so much fun! Mini looks so much like Harry 🙂