We, kind of almost, flew half way around the world just for this (visiting my parents and my home country was a big pull, too). The boys and I are huge Doctor Who fans. The Doctor Who Experience exhibition at Olympia, London will stay in our memories forever, it was awesome and such a great mother son bonding experience!
There are so many great things to do with kids in London, but on this trip, the Doctor was the winner.
It may sound stupid to you, but we build a lot of the boys’ homeschool curriculum around what comes up in Doctor Who, it’s a great way to introduce a topic or an era and get them excited by it, everything from Van Gogh to Hitler to the Romans, it gets their imaginations sparking. The Who curriculum will be a future post over on my homeschool website.
Just a few self-indulgent photos for now, of one of our best days out, ever.
D was inside the Dalek, driving the egg whisk and talking into the voice changer. All photos of me were taken by a six-year-old, he did OK!
That Doctor Who toy in Boo’s hand got us into a lot of trouble with customs, another post for that one too!
That is the actual Pandorica chair that the Doctor sat in. They took photos and superimposed us onto some cool backgrounds, which I can’t find midst the chaos of packing.
My Doctors. Pertwee and Baker. I’m not a big fan of the wet vet.
Console rooms from many eras.
Monsters and aliens from the whole history of the series.
No, they’re not upside down.
It’s not just a display of costumes, sets and creatures, there are also a couple of amazing interactive experiences, the Doctor himself taught us to fly the TARDIS at one point. But I won’t spoil it for you.
Suspend disbelief, tap into your inner child, or better stil,l take a few kids and just watch their joy. It’s absolutely brilliant!
I’ve saved the best ’til last.
The Doctor Who Experience has moved from London to Cardiff Bay, where Doctor Who is made. I’ve had a look at the website, they’ve changed it a bit. Next time we’re in the UK, maybe 2014, we’re going again!
If you have an interest in Doctor Who , go, you won’t regret it. Any other Who fans out there?