#CulturedKids March 2017

Could spring be on its way? Forget the clocks going forward: World Book Day (March 2 this year, in case you were under a rock) is the true herald of the new season. There are some great #WBD posts out there this year. Do link up any you’ve written, so we can all have a good read for this month’s #CulturedKids!

As for me, I’ve hit March after spending a good deal of the last few weeks planning, and then recovering from, an epic press trip to the Norwegian fjords. You can read my first post about the trip here. My contribution to #CulturedKids this month is a post about the home of Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg, above the city of Bergen. If you think you don’t know him, you’ll definitely be familiar with his tunes. Don’t believe me? Just check out my youtube video for a little reminder.

Last month’s link-up saw a fabulous selection of posts, many of which featured indoor cultural fun for people wanting to shelter from the bad weather. One that particularly excited me was a review of Fire! Fire! at the Museum of London, by Museum Mum. Museum Mum’s back on the blogging scene after a break while she got to grips with her new role at – wait for it – the Museum of London. She writes fresh, engaging posts on all sorts of things for families to see and do. Go and visit her blog, if you’re looking for inspiration.

Fire! Fire! Picture copyright Museum Mum

Another post that caught my eye – and one very relevant to World Book Day – is a piece by Here Come the Hoopers about The Word at South Shields, Northumberland. The Word is the new National Centre for the Written Word, and as well as hosting an impressive library section, also has exhibitions on local dialects, and Ridley Scott, who was once a local resident.

The Word. Picture copyright Here Come the Hoopers

The third blog post I loved wasn’t about places to shelter indoors. It was a festival that encouraged people into the outdoors. Spectra featured a beautiful array of lights in the chilly streets of Scotland’s Aberdeen. I was blown away by Way Too Much Luggage‘s photos and description of the delicate, mesmerising spectacle.

Spectra. Picture copyright Way Too Much Luggage

What have you been up to this month? Have you been to any museums, galleries or historic places? Please do link up below, with any of these or your World Book Day posts. If you share images on Instagram, don’t forget to use #CulturedKids – and if you’d like an invitation to pin to the #CulturedKids Pinterest Board, let me know (I’ll be pinning all your posts there anyway).

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  • Tanja (the Red phone box travels)
    March 3, 2017 at 11:01 am

    HI! I’m joining for the first time:) thanks!

    • Nell
      March 22, 2017 at 9:46 pm

      Thanks so much for joining in! Lovely to have you x

  • Phoebe | Lou Messugo
    March 9, 2017 at 12:12 pm

    I keep forgetting to link up, do you tweet reminders? If so please could you include me….I know I should remember as it’s the day after #AllAboutFrance but I guess I’m in my little franco bubble and need a bit of a nudge. Thanks!

    • Nell
      March 22, 2017 at 9:01 pm

      Hope to see you next month, Phoebe. And I hope your son’s better now. x

  • Maria-Bettina
    March 14, 2017 at 7:20 am

    Hi! I’m afraid all my blog posts are in German, but if anyone of you is planning to go to Berlin with children, consider visiting this authentic chamber of secrets, created by a German collector after Renaissance / baroque “Wunderkammer” models. Two rooms full of surprises!

    • Nell
      March 22, 2017 at 8:34 pm

      Thanks – I’m heading over to have a look now!

  • Jenny
    March 16, 2017 at 1:15 pm

    So many lovely days out to read and inspire!

    • Nell
      March 16, 2017 at 2:30 pm

      I know – I love reading all the posts!


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