Forest school, woodland walks and Legoland Windsor #littleloves

Forest school, woodland walks and Legoland Windsor #littleloves

Wow, what a week we’ve had. It started last Friday with an impromptu day out, just me and the girls. The weather was sunny and I’d been meaning to try a forest playgroup in the next town. After playgroup, we had a picnic at a national trust property nearby. F had a ball climbing this Tudor mound!

On Saturday we had a walk in the woods. F was initially disappointed it wasn’t the park or forest playgroup so we made our own. We did bark rubbings and she climbed fallen trees (like a squirrel she informed me). If you want to see more of our weekend then head on over to our home life project May post.

On Wednesday we made the drive down to Windsor. We stayed overnight in the Legoland hotel (it’s amazing for kids) and then spent Thursday in Legoland. We stayed nearby in a premier inn Thursday night, before making the drive home yesterday. I had planned to finish this blog post on Thursday evening but by the time we got the girls to bed, I was shattered!


Does the Legoland map count? Or the entertainment guide? I did take a magazine away with us but we arrived at Legoland at 3 pm Wednesday and literally didn’t stop until we got home (apart from sleeping obviously). Legoland hotel has so much to explore and entertainment for the kids from 5 pm until 9 pm (we left early though) and from 7:30 am until the park opens (30 minutes earlier than the main gates). We also had to fit in a play in the lego pirate themed swimming pool and splash area as soon as we arrived on Wednesday.


I’m behind with most Tv shows I watch but I did really enjoy an episode of Grey’s anatomy from a few weeks back. If you watch Grey’s it was the episode on the plane. I was hooked.

We watched a fantastic show at Legoland. Pirates of skeleton bay. Pirates, stunts, jet skies, slap stick fighting, and pyrotechnics. What more could you want?


I’ll hand this one over to F this week as I’ve not made much and she’s made lots.

At forest playgroup, she did painting, made a bird feeder, turned a paper plate into a bird, made birds nest and generally made a mess in the tuff spot digging set up and the mud kitchen.

On Saturday we did some bark rubbings on our walk.

She’s had an amazing time at Legoland and made lots of things out of lego.


Weather wise it’s been a funny week. On Saturday F had her winter coats on and on Sunday she had needed a sun hat. In Legoland, we were mostly lucky with the weather but we did have an hour of rain.


F getting very excited about Legoland. She was up at 5:30 am shouting “it’s morning in Legoland!”. I’ve also been making my way through the Me and Orla Hashtag authentic podcasts. If you love Instagram I can highly recommend them.

And lastly …

Talking of Instagram, tonight we hit 1000 photos in my hashtag #mycolourfulkids. Have you used it yet? I’d love it if you joined us by using the hash tag on any of your colourful children’s related photos. Every Saturday I select my favourite 4 to feature. If you want to see this week’s featured photos, head over to my Instagram account.

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  1. May 14, 2017 / 11:48 am

    Forest school is great but we haven’t been for nearly a year sadly. Love Legoland and imagine it’s on every child’s wish list. #littleloves

    • Claire
      May 16, 2017 / 7:31 pm

      I think both forest school and legoland are fantastic for kids.

  2. May 15, 2017 / 11:05 am

    We love Legoland! It’s so much fun isn’t it?
    The plane episode of Greys was like old school Greys and I thoroughly enjoyed the drama. I’ve not loved this season so it good to get some action to draw me back in.
    Have a great week! xx

    • Claire
      May 16, 2017 / 7:32 pm

      It’s fantastic. You’re right it was old school Grey’s. Still love it, although I miss some of the old characters.

  3. May 16, 2017 / 7:17 pm

    Glad you had such a fab time at Legoland, ours love it and are desperate to stay in the hotel. And yes, a bit of consistency with the weather would be appreciated! #LittleLoves

    • Claire
      May 16, 2017 / 7:34 pm

      Definitely, it’s miserable here. The hotel is fantastic for kids but the price is ridiculous weekends and school holidays.

  4. May 17, 2017 / 10:14 am

    Your week sounds and looks amazing. I love the idea of the forest nursery, who doesn’t want to play mud pies and hunt for worms, mine are older now but still enjoy playing messy in the garden, we try and disguise it as gardening! I remember LEGOLAND from when I was a little girl, but I think its very different now, not just a model village. it is on our list of places to go but I’m trying to do it on an Inset day so its a little quieter than a weekend.

    • Claire
      May 17, 2017 / 2:56 pm

      An inset day sounds like the best idea. It is so much more than a model village now. Gardening sounds like a great cover for mud play!

  5. May 17, 2017 / 8:15 pm

    We have always wanted to do legoland looks ace. Wow sounds like you have had a busy time so fun though. Loving the adventures. #littleloves

    • Claire
      May 18, 2017 / 7:04 pm

      You’d love it, Jenny.

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