We have been sharing some experiences with the element of water with our baby daughter. For the Summer Solstice we had visited the beach for the first time with great success. This week we decided to go out for the day to Bristol, a city in South West England around an hour from our home. We planned to visit the aquarium and to spend some time at the harbourside, a beautiful and vibrant part of the city.
The aquarium was a huge hit with our daughter. She was very interested in looking at the fish and showed a distinct preference for a tank containing cold water species such as cod and bass. We spent a couple of hours there and it was really worthwhile taking her. We then took a stroll around the harbourside area, stopping to check out the padlocks inscribed with messages of love on Pero’s Bridge before climbing on board The Matthew, a replica of the ship that sailed to North America in 1497.
We had one tired little girl at the end of the day but it was so much fun watching her reactions to seeing things for the very first time.