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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Hi, I’m Vicky. My husband and I live in Aylesbury with our three children; a 10 year old son, an 8 year old son and a 3 year old daughter. I (mostly) love spending time together as a family. We visit all kinds of places and we’re quite happy to drive a fair distance for a decent day out. A few years ago I decided to set up Free Time with the Kids as a way to share our experiences of these family days out. You know, the essential information you need to know before your visit that can be surprisingly hard to find out. Where do I park? How much will it cost me to get in? Are there any discounts available? Are there loos? Can I take a picnic or get food? My aim is to be your go-to guide for all your free and cheap family days out across Bucks, Beds, Oxon, Herts & slightly beyond. 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