We went out to Fanshawe Pioneer village for the first time yesterday, and my two year old Max had a fantastic time. I’m not even sure that I have ever been to the village before, and that’s very odd considering my childhood spent here. I was impressed with the size, layout, and overall effort that has been put into the whole area, and I can ‘t wait for Max to be old enough to really experience the educational aspects of the place. That’s not to say that it wasn’t fun running around from building to building and up and down every flight of stairs, but it will be nice when he and I can talk about the history being presented to us.
I sincerely hope that Londoners (and visitors to our city) will embrace this location and include it into the regular rotation of family outings. It makes me sad to imagine that the hard working historical interpreters might spend their days idly waiting for visitors, instead of teaching and entertaining.