Which day do we go to @sciencemuseum & which day do we hit up A3 Baby Barn? Decisions, decisions...
— Bryony Dick (@beginningbryony) October 22, 2013
In the end, after an impromptu Pro/Con list (i.e. sitting in bed counting on my fingers at 11:30 last night), I decided that in the contest of the Science Museum versus The Look Out, that the latter came out the winner. Don't get me wrong, I love an
|Mama & E in the mini market. #IDidThisAsAKidToo|
So, we hopped in the car and skipped over to Bracknell to check The Look Out...um, out. To be honest, I'm really glad we went: the whole thing was brilliant.
|What's a DIY job without a bit of demolition?|
|After climbing back out of the Lego bins, a proud boy|
stands with his wall.
that scene from Big where Tom Hanks and Robert Loggia play the big keyboard in F.A.O Schwarz. ...Okay, so maybe that was just me trying to reenact that scene, but I defy any child of the '80s not to think of that movie as soon as they see a giant floor keyboard. #babiesofthe80s
|Vicariously reliving my childhood. Isn't that what kids are for?|
So that was a fantastic day out for us. I'm sure we could have stayed for ages longer had we gotten there earlier, but E was fairly satisfied with the 2 hours we spent in the end. Besides, now I know it's worth coming back with multiple rugrats in tow in the future. 2 years seems to be just the right age to really enjoy enough of this place to make the trip worth your while. It's hard for me to gauge how a younger kid would fare...I'm starting to forget just what sort of attention span E used to have before now.
So, The Look Out. Good fun close by and for the equivalent of a day's parking in London. When you're not up for the drive into the city, you can't say fairer than that.