It is rare I get a day with only one of my trio, and when it is my youngest, the request is always the same.
“Can we go to Beamish?”
For those who don’t know Beamish is a world-famous open-air museum, telling the story of life in North East England during the 1820s, 1900s, 1940s and 1950s. It is a real treat for the senses, featuring trams, an authentic coal pit, a Victorian school.
The 1900’s Pit villages touches my soul, as it makes me remember my Nan and Grandad, an ardent mining family. The homes that litter the street bear similarity to the one I played in as a little girl, despite it being the 1980’s.
All of Beamish delights, from riding the tram to sitting on the Carousel. It is fun for the whole family, an immersive experience that allows touching, tasting (try the sweet shop) and even allows you down a coal mine…
Move over phones, give a child a hoop and stick and watch the hours pass. Mind you, this photo was take 400….
Likewise, chalk on the floor equals fun!
The house aren’t just set up like museum pieces, fresh gingerbread smells float out of one house, and scones the next. The sweet shop is hand-making cinder toffee, and the bread shop turning out fresh loaves.
If you want your child to learn by experience, then this is the place to go.
Visit in the next few weeks, and you will see the magic of Christmas descend upon Beamish, we caught some sneak peeps and it looks wonderful.
Find out more at Bemish Museum.
Thanks for a stunning day out.