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.
It 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!!
We 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.