One of the things that I love most about writing my blog is you guys. The ones that take the time to read the posts and also the ones who then message me or leave a comment. A couple of weeks ago I published our summer holiday wish list of activities and later that day I received a message from someone who had read the my article and thought we might be interested in an event in Port Sunlight, not too far from where we live and I am so glad she did.
On our list was Build a rocket and although I try and get my craft on with the kids it is definitely not my strong point and this wasn’t something I was particularly looking forward to. So when I opened a message saying there was an actual organised rocket building event about 30 minutes from my house I couldn’t believe it.
A couple of days later we drove over to a little village called Port Sunlight for rocket building were we were greeted by a man who told us all about the local soap makers Unilever and how they had donated the bottles for the rockets. I think I found the talk more interesting than the boys did as they just wanted to start building but they stood and listened patiently, whilst sneaking glances around the room at rival rockets.
The activity cost £1.50 per child and for that each child was given an empty bottle and sat down at a table covered in rocket related pictures, coloured paper, pipe cleaners and sparkly bits and pieces to get them started.
We stayed for about 45 minutes and left all the mess behind us (yay for organised events). The boys had a really good time and I think you will agree the rockets are pretty impressive for two children with an unimaginative parent.
If you are stuck for ideas for things to do with your little ones over the summer holidays then it is always worth searching ‘things to do in…’ and the name of not only your local area but also the surrounding villages too as you may just be surprised by what events are on offer.