15 October 2012

The last day of our Canberra holiday

On our last full day in Canberra, we had a full day out and broke our rule of one activity per day. Well actually, it was more of a guideline than a rule. And the two places were 100 metres apart so it was pretty much the one outing anyway.

Cockington Green

Our first stop was Cockington Green. I had been there on a trip to Canberra with my parents as a teenager and thought that the Missy Moos would enjoy seeing the little models and figurines. I was right, they did. Not only that, but I had forgotten about the miniature steam train - we all had a ride on that and it was such a hit that Hubby, MissyMoo1 (5) and MissyMoo2 (3) went on it a second time. Gran and Soot also enjoyed it, particularly because of the immaculate miniature gardens. There really was something for everyone.

A beautiful fairy garden close to the entrance. Too bad we weren't able to leave Leopold and Felicity there!

Miss E and Miss L adored this fairytale castle
After all of the wandering around, the MissyMoos played, we had coffee and then decided to stick around for lunch before moving onto our next adventure.

The Dinosaur Museum

This was great. From the outside, with life-sized dinosaur models, you could be forgiven for thinking that it wouldn't get any better going in. You could be forgiven, but you would be mistaken. Inside, there were real fossils on display, replicas which you could touch and motion-activated models which roared and moved when people walked past. MissyMoo1 had a worksheet, which she enjoyed doing.

Hubby and I had asked Gran and Soot to look after the MissyMoos that night so we could go out for a bit, but we were so tired that we all ended up staying in for dinner and having an early night!


  1. The Dinosaur museum looks fantastic. My (almost) 3 year old would go absolutely nuts for it. We'll be sure to check it out next time we are in our nation's capitol.

  2. We'll be definitely going inside the dinosaur museum next time too! Looks and sounds great.

    1. It was you who made me think of it actually. I remember you writing about how you looked at it from the outside - that's when I researched it for our trip :-)


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