Day to Day

A Family walk through the woods – Saltram

Last week, we decided to go out for a family walk and to give Miss M a chance to have a little bike ride.  We drove out to a local National Trust property that is set within a large area of parkland/woods and began to explore the woodland, collecting some twigs and leaves along the way to use for a crafty activity on a day we are stuck indoors.

The children couldn’t wait to get their wellies on and loved going off the track to explore amongst the trees.  And we even found a few muddy puddles along the way that they insisted in sloshing their way through.

Saltram3-001Half way around the walk we came across the estuary which of course Miss M and Mister B couldn’t resist a paddle in!!

Saltram2-001It was great to spend the afternoon outdoors as a family, and although a little chilly we were sheltered by trees for the most part.  We found a great set of trees on the grass by the car park that had all grown into each other at the bottom giving a great climbing platform for Miss M until she spotted the monkey bars!  I was totally amazed to see her dangle herself quite high from the ground and actually make her way the entire length of the bars – how she had the strength I don’t know – I have never been able to cross a whole set of monkey bars!!

Saltram1-001We finished off with a lovely warming cup of hot chocolate in the cafe and shared a slice of cake before heading back home with our bag full of woodland goodies ready for a crafty session in the near future.

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  2. Wow! Miss M IS high up! Mmmmmmm hot chocolate and cake, perfect end 🙂

  3. i love visiting my local NT property too always a lot to see and do. you look like you all shared a wonderful time outdoors and ending with hot chocolate and cake is the perfect way to end your day out x

  4. It looks like you all had a full on day exploring. I love these wintry days where we can all wrap up and get out. Thanks for linking to Country Kids.

  5. What a lovely day. that tree looks great for climbing .x

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