Rudolph Trail @ Tring Natural History Museum

Smallest Child loves the Natural History Museum at Tring and it’s a go-to on a rainy day, a grumpy day or any day that we just want a quick trip anywhere. From now until 5th January 2020 there’s a Rudolph trail at Tring Natural History Museum. It’s £1 per child and you get the trail from the shop. The prize is a chocolate coin.

If you’ve not been before it’s a small, free museum in Hertfordshire, just over the border from Bucks. It’s full of taxidermy specimens and was built to house the collection of one of the Rothschild family. You can read my full review of the museum here. If it’s a dry day you can go for a walk around Tring park as well.

Rudolph Trail @ Tring Natural History Museum | Free Time with the Kids

On one side of the trail sheet there are ten cuddly reindeer to spot as you go around the museum. There’s also some additional information for older children. On the back of the sheet there are also a couple of other puzzles and games to do. I took Smallest Child, rather than the boys, and these are more suited to older kids but she still loved running around finding all of the reindeer.

Rudolph Trail @ Tring Natural History Museum | Free Time with the Kids
Rudolph Trail @ Tring Natural History Museum | Free Time with the Kids

When we visited there was some conservation work going on. This meant the section of the museum with reindeer number 10 (and the actual reindeer in it) was closed. Argh. Smallest Child was too small to really care, but there was another child there who was really upset she couldn’t see the reindeer. I checked with the staff and today (5th December) or tomorrow should be the last day of work.

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Our Tring Natural History Museum Reindeer Trail Review

4/5. The Tring Museum trail is one of the cheaper Christmas trails and it’s a fun little addition to a trip around the museum. If you’ve been lots of times before it helps the kids to take a closer look at exhibits they may have seen many times before. For all the information check out their website.

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I’m Vicky and I am a mum of three living in Aylesbury. I set up Free Time with the Kids to review free and cheap family days out in Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Oxfordshire, mainly because I kept forgetting all the fabulous places that were recommended to me!! I love getting out and about with the kids (and hubby of course) and we have adventures all over the place. My reviews tell you all the things you need to know about the family days out and activites we’ve done such as how much it costs, if there’s parking, toilets and if there’s a cafe or if picnics are allowed. I really hope you find the reviews helpful. If there’s anywhere that you’d recommend please get in touch or get in touch via Facebook