It’s half term and we have four young visitors. Nick and I have them to ourselves until Barns arrives in the middle of the day on Friday.
We are on new territory when it comes to lining up outings for the young. Fortunately we have several facilities on our door-step, the Tank Museum at Bovington, for example.
The tank was a British invention that changed warfare for ever when it was introduced in World War One – and Bovington has been the home of the tank ever since. From the Somme to Tiananmen Square or D-Day to Desert Storm the tank has played a part in shaping history – and it continues to do so today.
The Tank Museum is the only place where many of these rare and historic vehicles can be seen. It has recently undergone a substantial refurbishment and now has 200 vehicles on display in 6 large halls, where you will come face-to-face with tanks that have seen action in all the major wars of the 20th century.
The sprawling concourse is a great area for children to roam around. They can run up and down the wide passages which connect the various galleries without fear of damaging the exhibits. We all spent an enjoyable couple of hours exploring and wrapped our afternoon up with a session on the zip-line in the children’s play area.
I took lots of photos and here they are: