Bank holiday fun in the park

IMG_9955Don’t you just love a three day weekend? After a busy Saturday and Sunday we decided a quieter bank holiday Monday was in order. We decided to leave the car at home and have a simple day close to home. Poppet tends to have a big nap after lunch so we decided to make the most of this and take her to the park in the morning and spend the afternoon at home.IMG_9966The weather was cool, breezy but dry so we decided to treat Poppet to her first proper outing in her new smartrike which she got last week for her first birthday. We are very lucky to live walking distance from 2 parks. The closest park has a bigger play area but is smaller and has no duck pond. The park furthest away I think is that bit nicer, it’s bigger overall and although smaller, the play park is better maintained and for Poppet’s age there is about the same amount of suitable equipment anyway. Plus Poppet loves the ducks so it was an easy decision.IMG_9958

The park is about 20 minutes walk away but the bonus of her new ride is that the fun starts as soon as you leave the house. She was making happy noises and smiling a lot more than she does when she is in her pram all the way there and back. We had to cross a couple of cobbled roads and we were just saying that they weren’t the best roads for the trike when Poppet start giggling. Clearly she thought they were the best roads for the trike! IMG_9954

IMG_9970Once there we showed my husband round the park (turns out this was the first time he had been to this park), watched the ducks, Poppet had a snack and we let her have a turn on the swings. I hadn’t been to the park in a couple of weeks and I was pleased to see all the blossom out on the trees, I love blossom. Poppet really seemed to enjoy everything in fact she had a smile on her face the entire time she was on the swings for the first time ever! I think my husband may have been pushing her faster and higher than I do!IMG_0002It was a lovely family morning in the park. I love bigger trips out but sometimes smaller adventures are just as fun and you don’t get stuck in bank holiday traffic!
Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

 

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    • May 11, 2014 / 7:43 pm

      I adore cherry blossom. First time I’ve been to this park when the blossoms are out. That path is gorgeous.

  1. May 10, 2014 / 12:34 pm

    We are finding all our small adventures and free days out are much more successful than the big expensive ones at the moment. Beautiful photos of so gorgeous day x

  2. May 11, 2014 / 12:59 pm

    It was probably wise to stay closer to home on a bank holiday! The blossom trees look stunning in what looks like a very well maintained park, lots of fresh air and fun at the swings and with the ducks – perfect. Thanks for linking up and sharing your family fun with Country Kids.

    • May 12, 2014 / 9:04 am

      So true, we went away at Easter (travelled Good friday and Easter monday) took longer than it should both ways. Stressful with a 12 month old in the car!

  3. May 11, 2014 / 1:49 pm

    What a Great British Park 😉 I totally agree about small adventures and keeping it local sometimes. Lovely post. #CountryKids

    • May 12, 2014 / 9:04 am

      Thank you. It is a lovely park, worth walking a little further than the one just round the corner.

  4. cariemay
    May 11, 2014 / 9:53 pm

    Well with such a beautiful park so close to home why would you want to go further afield – it looks like a gorgeous morning!

    • May 12, 2014 / 9:05 am

      It was a lovely morning. I do feel lucky to have this one so close by. Although sometimes it is nice to go off and explore new places too.

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