Cliddesden Primary School

Learning Together, Growing Together

Cliddesden Primary School, Cliddesden, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG25 2QU

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Year 1/2 visit Beaulieu Motor Museum

We have been learning all about planes, trains and automobiles as part of our topic this term and we were thrilled to visit Beaulieu Motor Museum. 


The day started in the theatre looking back at transport over the years followed by a trip around the museum.  This was very exciting especially seeing Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.  We couldn't believe how large a penny farthing bicycle was and wondered how gentlemen (ladies were not allowed) managed to ride them.  We looked out for the racing cars and some lucky children got to be a postman, flag bearer, a lady and gentleman travelling in their car and a conductor and inspector on the bus. We all got a turn at honking a car horn and trying on some old fashion hats.

After lunch we were very eager to see Gumdrop the car as we'd listened to stories about it in class.  Unfortunately Gumdrop was feeling unwell.  We got a chance to sit in it and then had a ride on a very old bus.


The sky train took us on a magical adventure through the museum, past the abbey where Alice in Wonderland was enjoying the Mad Hatter's tea party and through the beautiful grounds of Beaulieu.


What an exhausting but fun filled day we had.


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