Sunday, 6 July 2014

A day out at Thinktank

This week the weather was a bit dull so we decided to use out Tesco clubcard vouchers and exchange them for three tickets to get into Thinktank, which is at the Millennium Point in Birmingham. It's a super snazzy science museum and we have visited it before but not since my girl was very little. Cost to get into the Thinktank is a little steep, but there are generally offers online or you can exchange your club card points to get some money off. Below is a little vlog of our day out if you want to watch rather than read!



Parking is good and right close by to the Millennium Point, there is also a ginormous cinema there but not really very much else. So if you are intending to visit I would recommend you take a picnic or anticipate splashing out at the cafe there that does both hot and cold food. You do get a wristband so if you did want to pop into the centre and come back? That's not a prob. But it is a bit of a trek.



This was the first time I had took the boy since her learnt to walk and blimey, it made for a whole different experience! There is so much to see and learn and touch and play with I thought his actual head was going to implode! A lot of what's there is aimed for older kiddies, I'm thinking kinda 7 plus right up to teenagers but there is a fantastic little town where my children loved playing. It has water play (take a change of clothes! There are waterproof aprons but mine both got soaking!) and also it has pretend doctors and dress up. Was brill. Also on this floor are lots of real life stuffed animals and skulls, as well as some interactive areas to learn about how the body works. Mine didn't really know what to do but still enjoyed pressing all the buttons! 


We then decided to have a go outside the Thinktank into their science garden which IS THE BEST PLACE EVER!!! Again more wet play and things to push and pull and make noises and generally have a great old laugh. There is a little cafe and loads of nice benches to sit on. Warning though there is bizarrely loads and loads of little pools so you have to keep your eye on run away toddlers! There is also a little interactive park area and lots of really nice, clean grass to have a run around on.


Overall? The Thinktank is a really good place to visit with two tiny tots. Don't expect them to know what's going on all the time but with a bit of interaction from yourself you can have a great day out. You do have to pay for kids from the age of 3 so it may be worthwhile to look out for vouchers if you are a bit skint. Next time I would defo take a picnic...and a change of clothes for my maniac boy! Everyone had a great day out and the thought did cross my mind to invest in a yearly pass whilst the boy is free so he could come and have a run around whilst my girl is in preschool (sob) next year.

If you want to go and visit the Thinktank take a look at their website here!

   
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24 comments:

  1. Thanks for this. I think I may venture in the 6 weeks holidays as my boy us 5& a half and it's only about an hour from us x

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    1. Oh defo! If you go on their site you will see sometimes they do 20% off vouchers? xxx

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  2. This place looks AMAZING, so much more interactive that 'The' Science Museum in London. I definitely need to visit Birmingham! x

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    1. Yeah come! I shall show you the sites! And say bab a lot ;) xxx

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  3. Fantastic! We went a few years ago when the kids were 7, 5 and 2 and really enjoyed it. As I recall we used our Tesco vouchers as we were proper skint then and the weather was horrific, so no outdoor play for us!

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    1. Oh god I have been when the weather was naff and you just look out and look sad. I always use my tesco vouchers for every day trip. I love me a bargain I do! I have loads stocked up for summer xxx

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  4. What a great day out. Great idea to use your Clubcard vouchers too - they come in so handy. Good to see you had so much fun :) #whatsthestory

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    1. They are fab aren't they? That's what I always use our vouchers for. I have loads stocked up for Warwick Castle and all sorts! xxx

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  5. love this Em, what a really fab day out! .. i have never done the clubcard voucher exchange thing yet but seriously ought to look into it!

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    1. DO IT! You save like loads for drayton manor and all sorts! CBeebies land is still a bit of a rip off mind xxx

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  6. Aww looks like a fun place to spend time with kids. My son wouldve like it there too! #countrykids

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  7. Looks like a good educational day out and some sound tips. Picnics are a must for us on a day out or the cost really mounts up. Great vlog too. Thanks for sharing with me on Country Kids

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    1. Oh I love a picnic and I get really cross when I don't bother taking one. Like all angry with myself! I am so tight! xxx

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  8. Any attraction that is super hands on is a winner in my eyes, I really like the look of this place and your kids looked like they were having a fab time. I've got family who live in the area, will have to ask if they've been. Loved the dancing #letkidsbekids

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    1. The best bit was? I was on the dancing and I looked like such an utter fool we had to cut all that out!!! I looked like I was having some sort of body breakdown ha ha ha xxx

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  9. Sounds great! Wish we were closer to try it out xx #letkidsbekids

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  10. What an amazing fun place that looks. I think my kids would love it there, so much to see and explore!
    Thanks for linking #LetKidsbeKids

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    1. It is brill. I love places where they can have a good old run around. They loved it so much xxx

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  11. This looks brilliant! We're only about half an hour from Birmingham so will definitely have to try it out x

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    1. You should! You're range of ages in kiddies would love it! xxx

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  12. What a lovely day out, I wish we had something like that nearby today - it's pouring again! #letkidsbekids
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  13. Oh wow this place sounds awesome! What a great day out you all had and brilliant photos too, love it. Thank you for sharing with #whatsthestory and sorry to be late commenting x

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