Adam was 4 months old when he had his first train ride. We went down to London to watch the Paralympics in 2012. We should have known then that he would love transport. We decided it was time he went on another train. This time we travelled from Reedham to Norwich.
Although he loved the train journey, Adam would not sit down on the seat. It seemed that he didn’t want to miss anything!
We couldn’t think of a better bus for Adam to have his first ride in than the City Sightseeing Bus. City Sightseeing is the worlds largest open top Hop On Hop Off tour operator with sightseeing tours in 100 locations.
Luckily the bus didn’t disappoint. Adam was extremely excited when he saw the big red bus coming towards him and immediately climbed the steps to the open top section.
Whilst Adam was captivated by being on a bus and seeing the world from up high, Chris and I were surprised by how little we knew about Norwich. We learnt many facts through the commentary. We passed Norwich City Football Club, Norwich Castle and much to Adam’s delight we drove through Norwich Bus Station.
You will not believe how many times Adam shouted and waved to each and every form of transport. “Hello blue car…hello purple bus…hello red car” was all you could hear from Adam!
We decied to hop off the bus at the Norwich Theatre Royal and walked into the city to attempt a little bit of shopping (Adam hates shopping) and to get some lunch.
A bus leaves every hour and the route takes 45 minutes to complete. We hopped back on the bus at Castle Meadow and followed the route up Tombland, past the Puppet Theatre and up to Norwich Prison. We had a great panoramic view of Norwich from outside the Cafe Britannia which is based at the former Britannia Barracks.
We hopped off the bus again at the Train Station and followed the Norwich River Walk up to Norwich Cathedral. From the Cathedral we walked back into Norwich where we hopped back on the City Sightseeing bus to take us back to the train station. After all of that excitement and walking Adam feel asleep 5 minutes into the journey back home.
Adam had a fantastic time and thoroughly enjoyed his transport day. This was evident in his transport line he made as soon as we got home!