A day out for Bank Holiday Monday in Pictures

It was Bank Holiday Monday today, and the sun was shining.  We hadn’t really planned anything and I didn’t want to go to far, so we took a stroll up to the Plymouth Hoe with Miss M on her bike and Mister B in his pushchair.

It wasn’t too busy and the weather was much better than I had been expecting.  The children love being out in the fresh air and we tried to find things to look for on the way.

Miss M loves cycling and led the way.

Hoe3Mister B was fascinated by the statues on the war memorial and intrigued that the man had a gun.  He then ran off to the main area of the Hoe overlooking the sea and had a little dance in the open space.

Hoe1We then found a giant metal tortoise statue that they both love and hopped on for a ride.

Hoe2After a walk around we then caught sight of the soldiers from the barracks doing a training run across the Hoe, Miss M is always in awe of soldiers and stood and watched while I sat on a bench and relaxed looking out to sea.

We then headed down on to the path along the seafront, and round the corner found a little tree lined path back inland with lots of exciting trees and wooden objects to climb on.

Hoe4At the end of the path was a play park – their eyes lit up and off they ran to play, exciting having a go on everything as fast as they could.

Hoe5As we had only snacked on a few bits for lunch, we decided to head to Royal William Yard for tea at Las Iguanas, this being the latest restaurant to open up there and one I have been keen to try out for a while.  Mister B insisted on wearing his groovy glasses while Miss M had her eye on the chocolate brownies for dessert.

Hoe6After eating, Miss M insisted we took a walk around the area, it was so peaceful, quiet, the sun was setting, it was still gloriously warm – what a great way to end the day.

Hoe7We walked around to Devils Point with views out to sea.  What a magical evening – I could have happily sat there for a while had it not been for two lively children keen to run around and explore.  They ran up grassy banks, between trees, eager to be first to see what was around the next corner.

Hoe9And to have a gorgeously sunny blue sky at 6pm was the perfect end to the day!


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!

Armed forces3

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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