But we managed to make the most of it anyway! As we had watched the Prince of Persia film only last night we were happy to discover a map of the Persian Empire which interested the children and as we left that room there was a small rectangle chainmail sample, a bit similar to what Frodo wore in the Lord of the Rings. Ruben spent a while touching and looking at its patterns and we talked about how heavy it must have been to wear but how strong it was. Its great when things tie in, especially when your not expecting them too!
There was lots of armour to look at and plenty of swords. Bailey was quite interested in the guns, I think this is most likely to his serious gaming on the Xbox, I could sigh heavily but to be honest I'm just happy that at 14 years old he is still happy to come out with us and enjoy looking at new things, there's plenty of teenagers that wouldn't. Piper and Cordelia spent quite a lot of time looking for bows and arrows-mainly due to the gigantic crush they have devloped on one Legolas Greenleaf! Its very sweet.
We paid for the children to have a go on a real crossbow. It was quite tricky to be honest and I'm glad hubby was there as there's no way could I have kept pulling the string back to load the arrows for four children on four different crossbows-and to be honest they frightened me to death! Hubby enjoyed himself though and even managed to fit in a sneaky go himself :D