The boys took me to Locomotion, which is part of the National Railway Museum, but based at Shildon, as they had a steam gala on today and the Tornado Peppercorn Steam Train is there this weekend.
Yes, even though it was raining, we decided to make the most of the holiday weekend and take a picnic anyway!
So I made chocolate cakes and biscuits with the boys first thing, we packed a flash or two and also took some hot-dogs and buns in our food flask and set off.
It is a great place, with loads to do for the children, games of all sorts and we had a great time. In the photo above Mini and Maxi are setting the table against the clock in Hackworth's cottage.
There is lots of small interactive games scattered throughout the place, which is great for keeping the boys occupied and of course it is full of trains!
And even thought it was cold and a little damp there is a fantastic play park, which the boys really enjoyed. A perfect day with my boys regardless of the weather.