We went to Bedford Museum this afternoon, because we hadn’t been there before, it was raining, the kids needed some kind of entertainment and they haven’t got to old that they baulk when faced with something cultural. And it was very good too, the exhibits I saw as I raced past them chasing Toby looked very interesting and Harriet only set off one alarm by invading an off limits area.
Then we left and saw what appeared to be the remains of a castle! Well, we had to investigate, so with some difficulty we got two children and a buggy up a slope that had been presumably designed about 950 years ago to be so steep as to put people off running up it.
Though, I assume the steps and hand rail are a more recent addition.
Anyway, we made it to the top and saw the castle. Or rather where it was before it was torn down several hundred years ago. Toby then ran around in a circle.
Then we found that although Bedford Castle has no castle, it has some mean conker trees. We went conkering, and found many good conkers. Then down the other side we found a bizarre tile thing – a bit like the Bayeux Tapestry but smaller and considerably younger.
But it turned out to be very good for kicking around our newly acquired conkers, so its all good.