Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Pittville Pump Room and Playground, Cheltenham, England

The Pittville Pump Room in Cheltenham was built in the late 1820s after the model of the Temple of Ilissos in Athens, Greece. People came in the 1800s for the spa waters (the Victorian era had a big spa craze) but now the room is used for performances and festivals. When we visited, it was still early in the morning and they had some beer taps that weren't working, so the kids weren't very interested in visiting. Nor was I in taking them. We did use their toilets.

Pittville Pump Room, Cheltenham

Entrance that was not entrancing for J and L

Nearby a couple of large cages had a make-shift zoo with some rabbits, chickens, and other small animals. We looked for s short while--so short that there are no pictures. J and L were drawn off by the call of the nearby playground!

Pump Room playground

L in the big plane

J tries out a swing

A British classic--train travel

L swings on an easy swing (pump room in the background)

How did J get up there (and how will he get down?)?

After a lot of playing, we headed back to our hotel to meet up with mommy who was running other errands. Soon enough we were off on other adventures.

Victorian era house now a B&B

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