Eltham Palace- Train the Troops!

August 2015

We decided to head to Eltham Palace to check out one of the summer activities that they held for kids. It was not our first time at Eltham Palace(click here to read about our first visit) but we liked the place very much because of the proximity to our home and it is usually not as crowded as the other English Heritage attractions.

We packed a picnic lunch of various sandwiches, fruits and snacks to Eltham Palace. There is something about my children, they are constantly hungry. So it is almost an essential to have a packed ham and cheese sandwich on any outing, no matter how short it is. Ryan and Gillian were happy to be back to playground. In fact, we were there earlier in the week for some play as well. It is safe to say that they are quite familiar with their surroundings.

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This is the marble run that the kids love alot. For our first few visits, they had some sponge balls for the little ones to use on the marble run. Apparently, they have since gone missing. So, I would advise anyone to bring some small balls so that the little ones can use the marble run!

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The summer activity that was happening that Sunday was Train the Troops. So basically, kids who wanted to be part of it will have to pay £1 per child. There was an obstacle course set up on the gardens and the children had a good time competing with each other.

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Miss Gillian was slightly worn out by the playground activities. She decided to take a short rest under the tree while her brother played.

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I suppose it was hard for her to sleep when her mother kept tickling her. Heehee.

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Eventually, she decided to join her brother in the games.

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Both of them played hide and seek in between the games.

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Here’s everyone listening intently to the instructions.

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After the activities, we went to Eltham Palace and did the stamping of the treasure map, something we had done before on our first trip. Ryan and Gillian always found that it was fascinating to be looking around the rooms for the stamps. Hard for for the adults because they were more enthusiastic than us and we had to chase after them.

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After two days of being out, we were all knackered. We got home, had a quick pasta dinner prepared by E and everyone concussed in bed very soon after.

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