We are lucky to have some brilliant places to visit within walking distance from our house. Two weeks ago, when daddy’s cousin and her son were staying with us for a few days, we had a lovely afternoon out in our local area. We walked to the Ecology Centre first, where the children did some pond dipping.
They really enjoyed spending time with their big cousin, and also with our friends from Three Kids and a Gluestick who were there too.
There was a lot of leaning over into the water, but this time Tiddler managed not to fall in!
When we had finished pond dipping we explored the grounds some more and found some big stepping stones and a den.
We then moved on to the small museum next door, where all the children started by playing with the trains. Some of them explored the museum further, but Owl and Tiddler were having such a good time at the train table that they didn’t move until it was time to go.
The museum looks out over the ponds and it is very peaceful and relaxing.
At the end of the afternoon we went to the park. The children had fun testing out the outdoor gym equipment, before finishing with a quick play in the playground.
It was a lovely afternoon and looking back on it now makes me realise how lucky we are with our friends, our family and the area where we live.