Whilst on our London trip in half term we treated the kids to a ride on the London Eye, it wasn’t something we planned, on the contrary, we were only planning to do the Imperial War Museum, but everyone was keen to extend our day and we finished up having a late lunch right by the famous London site.
We watched the street performers along the pavement. They actually very clever and drawing quite a crowd in their own right. We must have arrived at the right time as we also received delicious free yogurt drinks from Optiwell which went down a treat.
It was turning from a sunny start into a dull afternoon with rain threatening, probably because of this, we noticed the queues for the London Eye were shorter than we had seen in the past. Popping into the booking office we nearly fainted at the price of £190 for the group of us (3 adults and 6 children) but we decided that we were on holiday and the triplets had never been on before so we paid up and joined the short queue.
Once on board there was a real buzz in our pod. The children darted from window to window to catch a better view and for once my usually camera shy gang were all keen to have photos and selfies with London as their backdrop.
I captured a little on Periscope before my phone began to lose battery but wished I’d waited till the top for maximum impact.
I really couldn’t tell you how long the ride was but it is enough time to spot all the famous sites, I swear with binoculars you could really spy on the Queen or the Prime Minister from up there! When we came back down there was a new 4D cinema experience included in the price. This was new since our last visit and although it only lasted a few minutes it was an incredible journey over the London Eye with seagulls and snow coming at us. The kids reached out to grab things and really did have bits of snow in their hair as we emerged.
The light was fading as we emerged and London looked simply stunning in the twilight as we made our way home.
I hope we can find a way to return next year and discover more of our capital.
From Street performers to the London Eye
Joining in with Country Kids
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Win a pair of wellies from Rockfish Monthly
I am delighted to announce that Rockfish have joined with Coombe Mill to sponsor the Country Kids link up. Rockfish are a local Cornish company specializing in stylish Wellingtons for all the family. We have been offering their country wellies in our borrow room here on the farm for over a year and they are always popular for their style, comfort and durability.
Each week my favourite #CountryKids posts, which include my badge or a link back here, will be considered for a free pair of Rockfish Wellies at the end of the month; the perfect way to enjoy the outdoors whatever the weather throws your way. The wellies we offer may change each month but are always high quality, comfy and stylish so keep an eye out here on Country Kids to see which designs are up each month. My March winner will be able to choose any welly form the online range. For more more information on the Rockfish Wellies on offer with us and terms and conditions to win see here
A few of my favourites in with a chance of the March Rockfish Boots:
I know how popular our mud kitchen is here on the farm, Play at home Teacher embellishes hers with some real carrots to dig for.
Wild about Here shares the benefits of a natural playground for kids, something we are very keen on here at Coombe Mill too.
I do love to explore a good castle and Belfast Castle looks both impressive and free to visit as Dear Mummy blog found out.
Win 25% off weekly with Rockfish
On top of the monthly free wellies, Rockfish has kindly offered everyone who enters #CountryKids this week a chance to win 25% off at their online store, a little extra incentive for some affordable outdoor fun
“Tales from the farmers wife” shares the funny and interesting happenings on our lovely holiday farm with Farmer Nick and our 6 children. A behind the scenes look on balancing family, farming, the holiday business and cooking for all.