While we were at Dave’s mum’s we took a day trip to Sheffield to meet up with Dave’s auntie and uncle (actually his auntie is his dad’s cousin – don’t think that relationship has a name!). I’ve been wanting to go to Sheffield for ages, I feel like I haven’t been to nearly enough British cities, plus follow a few people from there on Instagram and it’s made me want to go.
We went on the train, which Milo was super excited about and has been telling everyone about for ages! It’s funny how the little things are the best for kids – we also went to the space centre while at Dave’s mum’s and his favourite thing was the lift. The guy at the ticket barriers was really nice and stamped out a steam engine on the sale receipt as a ticket for Milo (he didn’t actually get his own because under fives travel free), and the conductor then drew on steam coming out of the funnel by way of validating it. Milo was also super excited about all the bridges we were going under. I hope his shouts of ‘another one!’ weren’t too annoying for the other passengers!
Re Sheffield, I get the impression the good places are fairly spread out in, so we didn’t actually see that much of it, but I really enjoyed what I did see. We walked up from the station through the millennium gallery and winter gardens, then had lunch on the other side of that, then played in the fountains near there and walked over to the Protestant cathedral, in which Milo was amazingly well behaved despite being super tired (he nearly fell asleep at the table after lunch), and then walked back via the crucible, which was the only bit of the city I recognised, from the snooker. Sadly we didn’t see a single bit of streetart, I’d been hoping for lots of kid acne stuff, but that is obviously in a different bit.
I am definitely hoping to go back!
Update: after I wrote this, I realised I have way too many photos for one post, so I’m leaving the Millenium gallery and winter gardens ones for Friday