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Video Review: A day out at JORVIK Viking Centre

Harriet Shearsmith

15 July 2017

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6 minutes

Are you ready for a truly authentic Viking adventure? Experience the sights, sounds and of course, smells, of the Viking-Age throughout the recently transformed JORVIK Viking Centre. From remains of houses from 1,000 years ago, to objects discovered in real-life excavations, which Viking legacies will you uncover during your visit? See how Harriet and her family got on below!

Top tips from our review of JORVIK Viking Centre:

  1. Spend time admiring the glass floor before the ride - my kids were mesmerised
  2. Little ones are given booster seats, but they can't sit on your knee during the ride
  3. Help ease any nervousness by asking children to describe what the animated characters are doing and how it differs from our lives today
  4. The Jorvik Centre recently had a refurbishment, meaning digital screens now make up a HUGE part of the experience and so informative
  5. There are loads of animal models (it's viking time after all!) Pointing them out is a great way to get kids engaging with something more familiar
  6. After the ride there is a brilliant museum for all ages- get the kids to find the giant viking poo (yep, really!)
  7. Staff are dressed up - get the braver kiddos to ask them a question and fit it back to you (or school!)
  8. The gift shop has a great

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Harriet Shearsmith

15 July 2017

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Harriet is a multi-award nominated blogger and instagrammer, avid mum-bun wearer and self confessed coffee addict. Frequently found on Instagram talking about her children and family life. Harriet is one of our much loved Trusted Explorers, which means all content has been written exclusively for in exchange for a contribution to their family piggy bank. All posts are first hand, honest and based on real experiences.

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