Neeeeee-arrrrrrrrrrrr! Our day out at Silverstone Classic & Roary the Racing Car Live
At the weekend I took Queen Scamp and Ozzy to Silverstone Classic to, to use pre-schooler speak, see ‘cars and Roary mummy CARS AND ROOOOOOOARY’. Yep, the kids were rather excited to be going. But how did we get on and what did we think of our big day out?
Here’s our photo-gallery of our day at Silverstone Classic and below that, our thoughts…
We were lucky to be blessed with a rare occurrence of late – a sunny Sunday! When we arrived at Silverstone we were blown away by the scale and the size of the event, there was so much to do and see. Luckily help was at hand in the form of a fleet of vintage double decker buses to carry people from area to area. I have to admit that this was one of my favourite things from the day ( I am a closet bus nerd – there I said it).
The highlight of the day for the children was of course Roary the Racing Car on Stage but there was so much more to do besides at Silverstone classic. …
I must say that with the under 5′s getting free entry that a day at at Silverstone Classic is good value for money considering just how much there is to do there. The free fairground rides was an unexpected bonus for us with Scamp and Ozzy running from one ride to the next for a good couple of hours.
At AA World there were very family friendly staff on hand who kindly offered to let Ozzy sit in any of their classic vans and on the motorbikes and take photographs for us whilst above helicopters flew around taking visitors on ‘special viewing flights and of course the intermittent drone of cars zooming by!
We took a picnic lunch and headed for one of the big shady Grandstands for our lunch and sat watching some vintage Formula 1 cars racing round the track. Scamp picked the red ones to be the ones for her to cheer on, why red? Because red is the colour of Roary the racing car of course!
Mid afternoon and it was time for the main event, the moment that the kids had been waiting for all day. Armed with two of the most enormous ice-creams I’ve ever seen ( and I’ve seen some biggies in my time ), we headed to the Main Stage. Ozzy loves Roary, Scamp isn’t usually that fussed about him but when she saw Big Chris on stage and then Roary himself she went bananas! I’d go as far to say she loved it more than Ozzy…and has been singing the theme tune ever since.
Roary the Racing Car live consisted of ‘Big Chris’ (with the voice of Peter Kay), Roary the Racing Car (with moving eyes and front wheels) and a Garage-helper who was a very lively and likeable young woman. The plot was to find the items needed to get Roary ready for the big race and there were songs galore along the way. The show lasted approximately 20 minutes which was the perfect length for my pre-schoolers attention spans.
Silverstone Classic was a super family day out and to be honest a day wasn’t long enough to get round everything – we’ll return for sure next year.
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