Armed Forces Day – Plymouth Hoe

Yesterday we attended our local Armed Forces Day on Plymouth Hoe, and we certainly got glorious weather for it.  The skies were blue and the sun was shining so we packed a picnic and set off for a day of fun and excitement to show our support for the all the Armed Forces past and present.

Armed forces1Miss M was eager to sit in all the emergency and armed vehicles that she could, from police motorbikes, to ambulances, fire engines and tanks.  And Mister B proudly tried on the coastguard’s helmet!

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The queue for the tanks was rather long but we eagerly waited and both Miss M and Mister B had lots of fun climbing about inside and Miss M even climbed up for a view out of the top!

Armed forces2There were lots of other fun things to do while we were there – Miss M had her face painted into a butterfly, there was a children’s play area with lots of activities from junk modelling, hula hoops, trikes & scooters, a big bouncy slide and much more.  We could have spent all day there but we made our way around the various stalls to learn more about what the different services do and it gave Miss M a great insight into the world of emergency services and armed forces.  The police took Miss M’s fingerprint and framed it into a keyring for her which she added to her bag of stickers, pen’s, hats and flags that she had collected throughout the day.  At lunch time we made our way to the grass overlooking the sea for a picnic followed by an ice cream.  Just as we were enjoying our ice cream we were treated to an air display with a couple of flyovers then a stunt plane which was amazing but scary to watch with it’s multiple acrobats in the air.

Armed Forces4Overall we had a briliantly fun day out enjoyed by the whole family.  The great weather helped and the children loved having a picnic.  We were all exhausted when we got home with Mister B and daddy falling asleep on the sofa – men!!  It made a fantastic free family day and we are already looking forward to going to next years event.


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Armed Forces Day – Fun for the Kids!!

With me feeling rather poorly on Saturday, the husband kindly offered to take the children out for a few hours to give me a much welcomed break.  I was a little disappointed though not to be joining them as the Armed Forces Day of events planned for Plymouth Hoe looked rather exciting and the weather was sunny.

Fortunately I was able to catch up with the day on their return with some great photos of Miss M and Mister B checking out the various helicopters and planes that were on display.

As you can see they had lots of fun and thoroughly enjoyed themselves although as you can imagine they were exhausted.  After a quick bite to eat, I gave them a bath before we all snuggled up in Mister B’s bedroom for an amazing display of the RAF Red Arrows through his bay window which looks across town giving a perfect view of the sky.

I have to say that the show put on by the Red Arrows was absolutely awesome and lasted much longer that I expected.  A spectacular finale to round off a fun filled day!!