When I attended the Family travel show last year I had no idea what to expect. I arrived and immediately wished I had brought the girls with me, as there was so much for them to see and do. This year I was offered a press ticket to attend, and knowing children go free I was excited to take them.
The girls were excited to be visiting London and on a special trip with Mummy. We travelled by train, which the girls always find very exciting and headed into London.
We arrived in the pouring rain and were very keen to get inside. The show itself was much smaller than last year, but it still had a great family atmosphere and was just as welcoming. There was plenty for the girls to do, and whilst I chatted to the team at Lonely Planet, the girls designed Landmarks.
They soon spotted the Go Jetters stand and ran over as fast as they could. There was plenty for them to do and their highlight was meeting Ubercorn. During the day they kept running back to the stand to give him a cuddle.
One of my highlights was watching the girls learn to make fire. They took to it with ease and is another skill they can tick off their list.
As we walked around the stands we came across lots of interactive games to play, and one which I think they could have stayed all day and played was learning about the world. They were both fascinated with all the facts.
Both girls took part in a mini photography course, and their eyes lit up when they got to play with a 'proper' camera. I loved watching them create scenes and then take photos, their imagination working overtime. They worked hard to frame the shot they wanted and to tell a story. My husband and I are looking at getting them a camera for Christmas as it is something they both really enjoyed.
We spent all day at the Family travel show, meeting and talking to some amazing companies and some fantastic passionate people. I left bursting with ideas and inspiration and the girls had a really wonderful day learning new skills. We are looking forward to the Family travel show next year and I wonder what skills the girls will learn then.
Thanks to the Family travel show for providing a press ticket for myself to enter the show. We had a wonderful day out and look forward to next year.