Last Saturday we made it into town for a walk about, its very very rare that we would venture into town but my eldest has something to do that I had to take her to so in we went. Eldest safely deposited where she needed to be off we went to explore.
I knew that looking around shops would be unlikely, he doesn’t do shops and busy shops on a Saturday were never going to happen so we went to have a look around and see what we could find. Since Hull is the European City of Culture 2017 a lot of work has been done to make the place look nice.
First stop was Queens garden where they have put up a new sculpture which locally at least has become known as the cheese grater, lots of interesting plaques on the floor to read but not for K, he wasn’t interested but he said he did like it, and had his picture taken with it.
And then we took a walk down through the land of green ginger, for those not local to Hull that’s a street, and past the smallest window in the world, which got a wow! when it was pointed out and into Trinity square where they have put up these huge metal tubes which you can climb in and run around. Lots of fun was had ‘hiding’ in the tubes
The have also put in some of these ‘puddles’ on the floor over where there used to be a graveyard, the water is less than a centimetre deep so he was able to run through them and I assume in summer that they were a great draw for children.
Then it was on to the art gallery where we met back up with the eldest, the Turner prize is currently exhibiting and it is likely to be the only time that it comes to town so we went for a super fast look around. It was very busy and K didn’t really enjoy most of it, but he did let us have a look around and only really got grumpy when we went into the shop and he didn’t want to go in there.
After the art gallery we went to the bakery and bought some lunch and then found somewhere quiet to eat some lunch before popping into the book shop and heading home.
Over all not a bad day out, no shopping done, only one shop visited and nothing purchased, but he did really really well, only small bouts of tears in the art gallery when we were spending to long in a busy room and he wanted to leave, and lots of fun running about in puddles and hiding in tubes.