This year for little Bee’s birthday, we decided to take him away for the weekend. After weeks of trying to decide where to go we hadn’t booked anything! Last minute dot com is our life motto! We tried to get somewhere to stay in St Andrews for the weekend but the prices were a little ridiculous considering we only needed a bed for the night.
Eventually after lots of to-ing and fro-ing we booked a B&B in Broughty Ferry, Dundee. I haven’t been in Dundee since i was little and i had no idea what there was to do, so after a chat with some friends i was equipped with a list of fun things to do over the weekend. List in one hand, coffee in the other we set off for Dundee.
When we arrived in Dundee, the first place we headed was the science centre. We have memberships to Glasgow science centre and little bee loves visiting there, so we thought this would be a good place to take him. There was lots to do to keep little ones occupied and he had a ball. There’s loads to do for older kids as well as younger ones.
They have a large under 5’s area with a huge sand pit which has lots of tools, foam bricks and building equipment to use. This was great except there was a large group of much older kids and they were being a little rough with the equipment, despite this, Little Bee had a fab time. He got stuck in, did lots of building, lots of knocking over and lots of building again.
(Interactive magnetic fishing)
(nose climbing tunnel)
After we visited the science centre we headed off to see the RRS Discovery on the water front. There’s lots to do and see in the small museum and after a walk around the exhibits we got to the best bit…. The “Pirate ship!” Little Bee loved running around the ship deck and pretending to steer the ship shouting “AAARRRRR”. We spent a couple of hours between the museum and the ship and It’s definetly worth a visit if you’re up in that neck of the woods as it’s good for all ages.
The next day we packed up our bags, said goodbye to the B&B owners and headed down to the beach. We had bucket and spade as well as a kite, however it ended up being far too windy to even get the kite assembled so we just stuck with sandcastle building. It’s a large beach at Broughty Ferry with lovely views over the Firth of Tay and we had a bright sunny day so we could see for miles around.
Once we got tired of the beach we jumped in the car and headed a few miles out of Dundee City centre to Camperdown Country Park. The park is beautiful and has the biggest play area i’ve ever seen.. it is huge! There are different areas for different ages with appropriate play equipment in each. The park also has a wildlife centre with Wolves, bears, monkeys and a whole host of other interesting animals to see. The wildlife centre has a cafe too so naturally we got ice creams to eat before we set off on our journey home.
Little Bee had an absolute blast and we can’t wait to take him away on another adventure soon! He seems to enjoy getting away and having a break from the routine as much as we do…
Flourishing Little Mind