Bear was immediately in 7th heaven, there were planes, tanks, canons, guns...war, war, war...what more could a boy ask for?
Evie bubbled along merrily too, watching in amazement as her big brother scaled all manner of huge war machines!
The museum really is beautifully up-kept and there's plenty of things to look at and learn about. Bear was quivering with excitement though and I couldn't get his attention for more than a second at a time so we just let him go wild!
And planes with other budding pilots to make friends with
And more guns
And all manner of airplanes
And 1 quite large!
And yes, more guns
And flitting faeries
And The Aunt came along and helped Bear up and down all the huge tanks, trucks & canons
It took huge bribing for Bear to stop for the 5 seconds the photo below took...and you'll notice his legs are still moving on the way to the next tank!
All in all, more fun than any jungle gym!
And we also learnt that barriers are there for a reason, and we have to stay one side of them!
We will definitely be back, next time with a picnic in tow I think!
A bit on the down side though, as much as I knew he would love it (we went mainly for the planes), it was the guns that made the biggest impact and he is now adamant he wants a...
...wait for it
I don't even know how he knows the word to be honest, I almost fainted from the horror!
Sadly for him, while I reluctantly allow gun play with sticks, guns built out of duplo, guns built from the wood tool bench, guns made from pvc piping & toilet rolls...and even a *gasp* plastic water pistol...
I can categorically say that I WILL NOT be letting him buy a shotgun...or at least not one that looks like a shotgun..and have advised him of such.
He is however undeterred and after scoring a handful of change from The Uncle, is ferreting away small change for a trip to the toy store as we speak.
So - let me ask you a few questions!
Do you let your children play with guns?
And if so are they allowed to shoot at people etc?
Also with regards to the money - do you let your children buy whatever they want with their own money?
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