Moshi Monsters are at the National Media Museum in Bradford this half term. And it seems everyone knows.
We visited today. The museum looks like it would ordinarily by very interesting and would hold the children’s attention for a few hours.
The Moshi Monsters activities sounded (on the Internet) like they would be great fun.
In reality, today the museum was a victim of its own success. We arrived late morning. Some of the activities were already fully booked for the day; others had 40 minute queues. Normal exhibits were just too busy to enjoy (even compared to the Natural History Museum in London on a Sunday). We left at midday with the intention of returning to see some of the photography galleries. The queue to get in was then huge.
So we abandonned our plans and went bowling. Options for lunch near the museum seemed limited, though we found a Starbucks by a pleasant enough square full of fountains. I have a feeling (or at least an inexplicable hope) that Bradford has more to offer, but sadly we didn’t find it today.
I suspect the museum and the Moshi Monsters activities are very good. But you need to plan your day in detail in advance and get there at opening time – 10am.