Science and Industry, Cupcakes and Handbags

Yesterday my boyfriend and I had the unenviable task of entertaining a high maintenance seven year old girl (his niece). It was a sunny February day, and we decided to venture into the city to see whether she would enjoy some of the other things Manchester has to offer before the inevitable trip to The Disney Store and Build a Bear.

Our first stop was the Museum of Science and Industry (aka MOSI)  which I’m ashamed to say I haven’t visited properly since I was at school myself! There is so much to offer here and we didn’t look round it all, but a visit to the Air and Space Hall is well worth it to see a collection of Manchester-made aircraft, cars and bikes. Big items = big wows from kids!


MOSI avro planeMOSI air and space hall

This attention-grabbing digital sculpture adorns the entrance hall… Also, check out this early computer –it’s amazing to see how far we’ve come! The mobile phones we use now have more power than this gigantic thing!

MOSI digital sculptureMOSI early computer
And whilst over that side of town we couldn’t resist popping into Hey Little Cupcake for a treat! Tucked away next to Nando’s in Spinningfields I do wonder if they get much passing trade, but it’s a cute spot for coffee and a cupcake.

Hey Little CupcakeHLC cupcake shop
I have every intention of exploring more of this fantastic city, as I’m certain I’ve only scratched the surface! And, yes, my boyfriend’s niece had a great time – she was tired out by the end and had a snooze whilst watching The Princess and the Frog.

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