#CULTUREDKIDS FEBRUARY 2018

#CulturedKidsWelcome to #CulturedKids February 2018!  I concede that I’m still getting used to the fact that it is 2018, the fact that we are in February already amazes me.  Two inset days meant that were able to pop over to Rome for a few days as soon as the New Year celebrations were over.  Neither the teens nor I had visited before so Mr CW acted as tour guide to the Eternal City’s must see sights.  Once back home reality hit hard, the winds blew the top off our Aga chimney which far from being simple to fix will entail the dismantling of the the kitchen and cost thousands.  At least I have been able to get out and about in London to see some stunning exhibitions.  If you are looking for a half-term visit, consider going to see the art collections of Charles I and Charles II on show at the Royal Academy and the Queen’s Gallery: you can buy a bargain ticket for both that includes cake!  Or Charles, Cake, Charlesas one friend put it.

February sees the publication for the first Catherine’s Cultural Wednesday monthly newsletter packed full of news of exhibitions and events, just fill out the pop up box if you would like to have it delivered direct to your letter box.

Thank you all who linked up to #CulturedKids in January with Nell over at Pigeon Pair and Me, there were some fantastic posts.  In no particular order my favourite posts were:

Visiting the Taj Mahal with young kidsby the TraveLynn Family.  Jenny and her young family visited the timeless memorial to love, she had lots of top tips about where to take the best pictures, how to buy tickets and the like.  I confess that I loved the picture of the children wrestling in front of the Taj Mahal, so much more memorable than a fond embrace!

Taj Mahal

© TraveLynn Family

Roman Ruins fascinate me, so it was a treat to read about Exploring the Roman City of Jerash from Nicky of Go Live Young.  Just fifty miles away from the Jordan capital of Amman, Jerash is a vast site sometimes known as the Asian Pompeii.  I confess that I had no idea that Jerash existed before and it is now firmly on my “to visit” list.

Jerash Temple ruins

© Go Live Young

Closer to home Annabel from Smudged Postcard told us all about Visiting Stevenage Museum with Kids next time I’m travelling up the A1 I will make a point of popping into Stevenage.  Treasures on offer include Jackie and Blue Peter annuals and this rather fine dresser.  My Grandmother had a pale blue one just like this, I wonder what she would have made of it being in a museum!

1950's kitchen unit

© Smudged Postcard

What have you been up to this month?  Do you have any top tips for where to visit at half-term?  Please link up your posts about visits to museums, galleries, historic places or theatre shows here.  We’ll be looking out for images shared on Instagram using #CulturedKids if you’d like an invitation to join the #CulturedKids Pinterest Boardlet us know, we’ll be pinning any posts with pins there anyway.

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