What is your ultimate day out? For us any excuse for a tube ride is going to result in a good day! Then combining that with a trip to the Victoria & Albert Museum made for a day to remember. It really is the simple things sometimes, isn’t it?
The Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic exhibition is currently on and open until Sunday, 8 April 2018. You can find more information and tickets, here.
The exhibition is open daily from 10.00 – 17.30, with the last ticketed entry 16.00. On Fridays it’s open from: 10.00 – 21.30 and the last ticketed entry is at 20.00. Tickets cost £8.00 for adult tickets. (Concessions apply. Advance booking is recommended. Members do not need to book). I’m not a member of the V&A museum so paid £8 for my ticket which I have to say I think was very much worth it.
My little one aged 2.5 really enjoyed the more interactive side of the exhibition. I was very impressed that they had little stools for children to use to see the exhibits that are up higher. Highlights for children include a slide, a table for drawing at, and a bridge to play pooh sticks on.
I was very impressed with the exhibition itself, I was instantly transported back to my childhood and remembered my favourite A.A.Milne stories. I certainly learnt rather a lot about his writing and also illustrator E.H. Shepherd’s work too.
There is a family trial around the exhibition which asks the children to look out for the bees – perfect for keeping older children occupied whilst you might be reading about the exhibits for example.
We’d definitely recommend you take a visit to this exhibition, especially if you read Winnie-the-Pooh as a child. There’s also a lovely selection of Winnie-the-Pooh items in the gift shop at the end – I just couldn’t resist…