The playroom at our favourite cafe, battery trains, the park. Foolproof kids day out.
We had a lovely time in Berlin despite the challenges of shepherding (me) and carrying (Michael) a three year old around Berlin in the absence of a stroller. Felix was a big fan of the pizza.
And the dinosaurs and other curiosities at the Natural History Museum.
We visited the real fish again too. Felix perched in Michael’s arms is certainly a recurring image.
There are plenty of playgrounds and play-cafes in Berlin, including this play-cafe which provided dilapidated tricycles for small children.
But the biggest hit of all was the Technology Museum, specifically, the trains.
When we finally reached a steam engine you could actually climb inside, Felix ‘drove’ it furiously for more than half an hour.
Chuff chuff chuff….
Last year we went down to watch the steam train leave; this year we were lucky enough to hop aboard. And it was much nicer weather. The train meanders for about an hour and a half before stopping in a village for a few hours – time for an Easter egg hunt, relaxing in the gardens, a train museum and an ice cream. When I asked Felix what the best thing about Germany was, he replied without hesitation: the engine.
He was, however, not too pleased about having his photo taken, which is why he looks pensive in these shots.
We also went back to the animal park. Felix adored the waffles and the penguins: ‘he’s swimming all by himself!’
But the biggest hit was undoubtably the digger. It was very hard to leave.