I keep tweeting about how I need to sit down and write our Summer calendar, but I keep putting it off. I'm not entirely sure why, other than it's slightly alarming tying all the different bits and pieces together.
However, this weekend we're kicking off our six weeks of fun (come rain or sun) with a trip to somewhere that my dad is currently sulking about me visiting. Despite me having protested to him for the best part of my entire speaking life, that I am a girl and not a boy, and that I have zero interest in Formula One, this weekend we find ourselves going to the Silverstone Classic.
My dad's really sulking, big time!
The Silverstone Classic is a huge family event taking place over the course of this weekend in the home of the British Grand Prix and motor racing. Aside from the plethora of classic cars being exhibited, there are a whole host of other activities, many centred on the younger audience.
- Children over 12 years or 1.5m in height can experience free taster driving lessons, hot laps on the Stowe Circuit, an F1 driving simulator, a giant Scalextric racetrack, and live racing action on the big screen.
- There's a Big top and funfair with dodgems (for more racing!)
- A celebrity challenge motor race featuring the likes of Sir Patrick Stewart, Brendan Cole (Strictly Come Dancing), soccer legend Steve Bull, TV presenter Andrew Castle, and a whole lot more.
But the bit that we're going for, the bit that we can't wait to show The Boy is Roary the Racing Car and his mechanic Big Chris, who will be there all weekend. From 10am – 5pm, young visitors will be given the chance to meet Roary and Big Chris in the big top, and cut their racing-driver teeth on an exciting Roary push car inflatable racing track. And on the Sunday (when we're going), Roary and Chris will be taking part in a live Roary the Racing Car stage show.
An event like this is something that little boy's dreams are made of, and as The Boy is becoming quite obsessed with his Hot Wheels cars, I know he's going to enjoy the experience immensely.
Full details of the 2012 Silverstone Classic powered by the AA (including tickets) are available via the event’s official www.silverstoneclassic.com website.
Don’t forget to tune in and see Roary the Racing Car every morning at 8.30am on Five’s Milkshake! For more information on Roary the Racing Car, please log onto www.roarytheracingcar.com or become a fan on Facebook.
I have been sent two tickets for the purpose of the review I will be writing.