We were lucky enough to get free tickets to Motorcycle Live at the NEC, thanks to my 3 year olds new best friend. Well obviously his new best friend didn’t give us the tickets, but rather his mum who happens to organise the event, and after discussing it at a school assembly last week, one morning this week, as we passed in the playground, she passed me an envelope which contained 2 tickets 🙂
Happy days, a free day out with motorbikes, hubby’s idea of heaven – he has already decided that when he hits his midlife crisis that is what he plans on doing…
We decided to train it over, as its only a 10 minute train ride from our local station and cost us a minimal £3.80 return for the four of us, rather than facing the traffic jams and parking at the NEC.
The outgoing train was packed though and we all had to squish together. Luckily, we managed, and didn’t lose anyone on the way!
We went straight in to the show and immediately James and the kids were hopping on and off some of the amazing bikes on display – obviously only the ones you were allowed to sit on!!
Hubby got to sit on his dream bike – a Harley Davidson Fat boy – but the only photo I got of him was sitting astride a 3 wheeler! He was not impressed!!
We walked around until we found the childrens section.
Jack got to ride on the balance bikes but sadly Rachel was too old. Rachel and Daddy went to look at the mini motorbikes, but sadly they were fully booked too – queue one stroppy 6 year old…
When Jack had had enough, we carried on walking around. He loved the quad bikes and they found some racing cars too!
They loved watching the offroad bikers showing off, zooming round a mini dirt track and jumping over the mini hills.
We found a corner and sat down to eat our packed lunch.
By now, Jack was also stroppy as he wanted a bike, and Rachel was still grumpy as she hadn’t got to have a go on anything! But the food helped and we carried on looking around.
Daddy really wanted to watch the stunt show, but we decided that the kids had probably just about had enough, so we had a few more quick sits on the bikes before heading home.
Rachel obviously knows that the mirrors are for checking your face!!
They both loved the motorbike and sidecar!
All in all it was a great little trip for a rainy Saturday morning.
(Photos in this post for dash of colour and movement! So, so behind now!!)