Nothing kicks off a splendiferous summer like a trip to the Roald Dahl museum followed by afternoon tea with Mr Kipling. I was pretty excited to visit the museum, but then to get to eat my body weight in cakes?! It was like a dream come true. First, I must clarify that I was not being forced to eat lots of cakes. I just love Mr Kipling (especially the Viennese Whirls and Bakewell Tarts).
The Roald Dahl Museum is both educational and fun. I really enjoyed learning about Roald Dahl (Moozles had read a biography about him so was an expert, she informed me). But she loved learning how tall the various characters were, and that she was the same height as Danny. We really enjoyed seeing Roald Dahl's armchair and the place he created all of his stories. The museum has loads of interactive bits, which made it interesting for my nine year old and my five year old. There was also story-telling, dressing up and crafts. Dubz and Moozles loved the paper flowers we made.
If you are thinking of visiting The Roald Dahl Museum, it is located in Great Missenden. It took me about one hour and 10 minutes to drive there (about 1 1/2 hours to drive home). There is a pay and display car park within a five minute walk. If you live in north London, it is much easier to take the train. A family ticket costs £21, with children under five getting free admission.
After enjoying the museum, we had a village tour. Great Missenden has such a quaint high street and it was wonderful to see the various inspirations for the books. Annoyingly it started raining during our tour, so we finished a bit early. But we went back to the museum where we had afternoon tea. Besides the lovely sandwiches and drinks, we had an amazing variety of delicious Mr Kipling cakes.
Mr Kipling and Roald Dahl have partnered up this summer. Exclusively at Tesco, you will find limited edition packs of Mr Kipling cakes and biscuits. Inside each pack, there will be a unique code which you can then put into the Mr Kipling website and see if you've won one of the many prizes (which include books, games and even an amazing family break in New York City). Even if you don't win, the website offers loads of Roald Dahl-related ideas for family fun. Dubz is quite keen to make a hidden fox den.
Are you a Roald Dahl fan? Will you popping into Tesco for some of these yummy Mr Kipling cakes?
We were invited to the Roald Dahl museum and given copious amounts of cake and goodies for the purpose of this review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.