A Brilliant Time At Buckingham Palace (by Jessica)

My family and I spent an afternoon at Buckingham Palace. Here is what I thought...

We started our visit with a really cool audio guide, which takes you around the spectacular rooms of the palace and tells you a lot of facts. We did a lot of walking and it did take a long time, but the palace was exquisitely decorated and there was always something to look at. I loved this, as it was a lot of fun to do something different to normal .

I loved the throne room, as it was incredible to see the real throne that the Queen has sat on. The colour scheme was beautiful and I was surprised to know that many famous royal couples' wedding photographs (such as William and Kate) were taken there. Did you know that Queen Victoria sometimes used this room as a ballroom?




I was extremely interested to find out about the design and architecture of the Palace - especially the work of John Nash, who doubled the size by adding a new suite of rooms on the garden side. The picture gallery was amazing - so many pictures and loads of additional information. We probably spent about twenty minutes in there and (although it was great) Robert and I had to beg our parents to move into the next rooms!

The most exciting part of our visit was the special exhibition on the Queen's coronation. This consisted of many things, such as a film about the preparations, how the ceremony actually worked and - most importantly - a whole room full of real things from the day. These included: invitations, jewellery, hats and the stunning dresses and robes worn by the Queen when she was crowned.

The palace also has lots of things to do for kids, such as a children's audio guide which Robert used, a room full of things to colour and create and a difficult trail which takes you around the gardens.

Overall, I had a fabulous time at Buckingham Palace and I recommend it to everyone aged 8+. It really lets you appreciate the beauty and wonder of this magnificent building.

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Family Travel Times: A Brilliant Time At Buckingham Palace (by Jessica)

Thursday, 19 September 2013

A Brilliant Time At Buckingham Palace (by Jessica)

My family and I spent an afternoon at Buckingham Palace. Here is what I thought...

We started our visit with a really cool audio guide, which takes you around the spectacular rooms of the palace and tells you a lot of facts. We did a lot of walking and it did take a long time, but the palace was exquisitely decorated and there was always something to look at. I loved this, as it was a lot of fun to do something different to normal .

I loved the throne room, as it was incredible to see the real throne that the Queen has sat on. The colour scheme was beautiful and I was surprised to know that many famous royal couples' wedding photographs (such as William and Kate) were taken there. Did you know that Queen Victoria sometimes used this room as a ballroom?




I was extremely interested to find out about the design and architecture of the Palace - especially the work of John Nash, who doubled the size by adding a new suite of rooms on the garden side. The picture gallery was amazing - so many pictures and loads of additional information. We probably spent about twenty minutes in there and (although it was great) Robert and I had to beg our parents to move into the next rooms!

The most exciting part of our visit was the special exhibition on the Queen's coronation. This consisted of many things, such as a film about the preparations, how the ceremony actually worked and - most importantly - a whole room full of real things from the day. These included: invitations, jewellery, hats and the stunning dresses and robes worn by the Queen when she was crowned.

The palace also has lots of things to do for kids, such as a children's audio guide which Robert used, a room full of things to colour and create and a difficult trail which takes you around the gardens.

Overall, I had a fabulous time at Buckingham Palace and I recommend it to everyone aged 8+. It really lets you appreciate the beauty and wonder of this magnificent building.

More by me!

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5 things you must do in Vienna

We have shared this post with Gretta Schifano on her Family Days post (this week written by Kate from London with a toddler).

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5 Comments:

At 20 September 2013 at 01:39 , Blogger Christine Reid said...

Hi Jessica what a beautifully written post, well done. I love your colourful descriptions of the Palace rooms. Glad you and your family had a lovely day

 
At 26 September 2013 at 07:43 , Blogger Mums do travel said...

I love the sound of the coronation exhibition, it sounds really interesting. I'm glad you had a great time, and thank you for linking up with Mums do travel.

 
At 16 March 2014 at 03:19 , Blogger Sarah Ebner said...

Hi Christine, I can't believe we didn't see your comment before! Thank you, we all had a great time and the kids were so enthused.

 
At 16 March 2014 at 03:19 , Blogger Sarah Ebner said...

Yes, it's a real shame that exhibition has gone, but there was still so much to see and great to be actually in Buckingham Palace

 
At 2 August 2014 at 01:05 , Blogger Thomas Braylen said...

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