Hanging out in the park

Hey readers,

When you don’t have a lot of money but you want to entertain kids but not end up in a soft play area, your local park is your firend. It’s free, you get to escape the home and the kids get tired 😉

My eldest son since starting school this year has been struggling with dealing with emotions partcurarly when he is tired. I can guarantee he would have a meltdown every single night and I was really struggling to deal with it. Therefore I decided to do a short rewart chart to help encoruage my son to deal with his behaviour. It defiantely helped and saw significnat improvements. So as we collected all his stars, he earned a treat to his treat at the park and a picnic.

I am really lucky in where I live as it is not far from a really large and maintained park with have a variety of trees and a brilliant sandy play area with lots of stuff for kids to do.

I think it is really beautiful park with it’s surrounds.

I haven’t been for a couple of months because life has got in the way but my word I can not believe how much my youngest has grown in confidence in climbing without assistance. Scary for me but also a proud moment. My boy is growing up!

Cheers for reading X 

Country Kids

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Kenilworth Agricultural Show

Hey readers,

I was lucky enough to win some tickets to Kenilworth Agricultural show. It is a annual event to showcast the best of agricultural in Warwickshire. It is a great family fun filled day and plenty of attractions to keep you entertained.

First thing we stumbled across after entering the front entranc was the owl displays. My boys loved getting up close and personal and seeing all the different types of owls. It was a great way to get talking and observing the differences between the birds.

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Of course there was plenty of tractors new and old to look at. We watched the display with all the different types of vehicles used by farmers.

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There was also a tent hosting the modern technology involved in farming. Of course the boys had to have a go and explore.

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There was an educational area with plenty of information on a variety of topics. Above my DS1 learnt how to milk a cow (demonisation only not real cow).

There was also the wildlife trust there given information about the wildlife and the different types of creepy crawlys. Another area had all about wool and what that was used for. Such as making clothing and rugs.

I love the fact there was a pink dog.

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We moved on to look at how left over food can be used to feed the slugs.

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We learnt about how rotten potatoes are joy good for farmers. They are not sellable and such a waste of a time. Not to mention the waste of time and loss of money.

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Interestingly there was a stall discussing the process of making the cheese.

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Outside you could watch the bees and here a discussion on the process of looking after bees and making honey.

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My eldest was fascinated with why there was such a tall man walking around, haha!

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There was also an area to look at the different types of catal. We had a wonder around but my youngest loved the sheep and didn’t want to leave them!
My ds1 hilariously commented how male sheep have testicles like him but bigger, lol!

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My eldest loves to learn about the body so when hecame across this skeleton he was mesmerised. He went in great detail about the different areas of the skeleton. I an sure he could have spend all day there talking about the human anatomy.

There were plenty of demonstrations on in the viewing area ranging from dog and duck, horse and cart and the motorcycle stunt display. My youngest was a tat scared of the motorcycles with the noise and so hide through most of it.

We were really lucky that it was a really warm day and I have to say the toilets and general area was so clean and tidy. Definately recommend it if you are close.

Cheers for reading X

Pink Pear Bear
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A walk in the woodlands

Hey readers,

One thing I love about Spring is the onset of bluebells and walking through the woods. As it was the bank holiday last week I decided to go for a walk in a new woodlands that we haven’t been to before.
I love woods as I am a self confessed treeaholic. I love to be in the open and feel a sense of being exposed to such natural beauty.Along with waking through the woodlands and the mass amont of bluebells. My son made me laugh when he commented, “why don’t bluebells make a ringing noise and not blue either!”
We enjoyed participating in pooh sticks which is the bestest activity to do with the kids.
We enjoyed walking along the wetland and seeing all the different wildlife. We even got to see baby ducklings. My boys loving the geese as they were so desperate for food they followed us along the path.
The boys favourite part was to be free from holding adults hands. Running and chasing each other through the woods with no limitations. Full of laughter and fun between the two brothers. It is so beautiful see there obond grow and that they are independent from us. Some people may get sad about this but for me this makes me feel proud. They are comfortable to be there own and not feel the need to always rely on an adult. They feel safe knowing we are ther but being independent to make there own choices. Being a little human being it is lovely to see there own personality thriving and just being in the moment.

Cheers for reading X

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Draycote Water Country Park

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Today we decided to venture out as a family to one of the local attractions close to us called Draycote Waters. It has a huge resivour and beautiful surroundings perfect for a family walk.

It was also sunny which warranted a picnic obviously! Which my eldest was very happy indeed as he loves having his own lunch bag.

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My youngest loves food beyond believe! Here he is taking a BIG bite of daddy’s cupcake.

Typically the park was a hit with the boys with plenty to and go on.

I loved a walk along the resivour as it was so calm and peaceful. I could spend all day there with listing to the water lapping and the beautiful scenario around the area.

I love getting out walking and having rosy faced feeling afterwards. I took the opportunity to get some outdoor fresh air as we are soon doomed with cold weather. As anyone knows in England you have to get out when you can,haha!

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Of course my boys loved doing some rolly pollys down the hill.

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Cheers for reading X

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Park in the Spring

Hey readers,

Isn’t it lovely now we finally have some sunshine to enjoy. There is nothing better then to get outdoors and go to a park.

Now my youngest is a bit older he has slowly learnt to scooter courtesy of my DS1 teaching him.

We go to one of our favourite parks which is a drive away but it is worth it as it has plenty of greenery to zoom about on.

Not to mention the many attractions to play on at the park itself for all ages.

My boys love being outside instead of being couped up. They get a change to burn off some energy and I get to keep fit walking around.

We also managed to see the local wildlife with the frogs and tadpoles wiggling around freely in the pond.

I do love Spring when it is warm and everything is blossoming and looks so pretty wondering around.

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Cheers for reading X

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