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stonehenge in November with 2 pre-schoolers. Do we just trudge round it for an hour?

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Meglet Thu 12-Nov-09 18:52:32

To make a change from visiting the park I was going to take the dc's (3 & 1) to Stonehenge next week. What's it like? I assume it's pretty basic, visitors centre, shop and you walk round the stones.

And does anyone know it they have a child proof fence round the stones, in the photos I have seen it's just a rope fence. I want to let DS toddle along and have a relaxed wander, but I don't want him running off into the stones and having to chase him every 5 mins.

Meglet Thu 12-Nov-09 19:57:53


Elk Thu 12-Nov-09 20:06:17

dh took dd1 there a few years ago but didn't actually go in. From what I remember there is just a rope fence to stop people gettting in.

I really should know lots more about it considering how close I live, but at least this will bump it a bit more.

If you want the dc's to run about there is always Woodhenge in Durrington but it isn't very exciting ( to put it mildly). It is a series of knee high concrete posts where the wooden posts would have been at the same time as Stonehenge was built.

littone Thu 12-Nov-09 20:50:30

We went a few years ago and it is just a rope separating you from the stones. Also very open so if a windy day it feels very cold. Quite expensive entry for adults £6.50. I would imagine the 3 year old would get bored quite quickly and would want to touch the stones!

InterruptingKid Thu 12-Nov-09 20:51:39

the audio guide is good
youd be hard pressed to do an hour though

InterruptingKid Thu 12-Nov-09 20:52:57

most folk prefer avebury or go to stourhead downt he A303 a bit

Meglet Thu 12-Nov-09 21:04:43

aah, Avebury might be better with my two then. smile Thank you.

I'll take them to stonehenge when I have another grown up with me to keep ds in one place grin.

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