Binky Bear is the great idea of two mums Liz and Moira who are friends that came up with this adventure experience for children. The great thing about the books is that you can use them over and over again and explore fabulous places. Binky the Bear himself is a lovely what I would call ‘old fashioned teddy bear’ that is lovely and soft with moveable arms and legs. Oscar takes him to bed with him and held him the whole way into London on his lap.
We got in to London at about 11.00 and we were so lucky as when we were walking towards Buckingham Palace from where we parked on Park Lane the traffic was stopped as the guards past us by on their horses. There were specific sights that we wanted to visit which were on Binky’s map: Buckingham Palace, Stable Yard road and St James Palace, Trafalgar Square, Horse Guards Parade and St James Park.
As we were walking up to Buckingham Palace the changing of the guards started. We got there right on time without even planning to see it. I had never seen it before and it lasted about half an hour and was a fantastic thing to watch. We then walked up The Mall to St James Palace and Stable Yard Road. Oscar and Binky were lucky enough to get a photo with one of the armed police officers and then Oscar found the spot the Binky is in his book to take a photo.
We then continued up to Admiral Arch and then to Trafalgar square where we spotted one of the Sean the sheep that are placed around the city. We had a photo with the Lions and by the fountain then went for some lunch on Whitehall.
We then crossed back across the Blue Bridge in St James Park and walked back to Park Lane where we had parked our car. We had a lovely day and enjoyed following Binky Bear’s map. The book and bear is such a fantastic and fun idea and Oscar really got into it, reading the book as we went and got excited as he spotted where Binky in his book would of stood. We were lucky with the weather and if you are taking a trip into London with your children I would recommend getting a Binky Bear and have a fun adventure!