Half term was rather wet and miserable. We went to stay with Nana and Grandad for a few days. They have a wonderful garden to play and run around in, but there wasn’t much chance to get some outdoor fun.
Luckily one day was good, so we grabbed the opportunity to have fun in the garden. The children made fairy castles in the sand, it looked more like a pile of sand with petals on top to me, but who am I to argue with their creative mind?
The children played with their babies in the garden and of course my girls can never play with just one baby, they always have to have twin babies!
Their Godmother stopped by for a catch up and spun them round, which of course is every childs most fun activity!
All in all we had a lovely time in the garden of play, fun and catching up with friends. However, the nice weather did not stay, so the next day we needed to be more creative about getting the kids out.
We decided we needed to buy daddy a fathers day present, so we went for a trip to the local garden centre. I always like visiting there as there is so much to look at and there is even an animal area, for the kids to enjoy.
After having a look at the books etc, where mummy spent some money on a fab looking book called 101 things for kids to do outside by Dawn Isaac, we headed straight for the animals. We were extremely lucky to have timed our visit perfectly, as when we walked in, two people arrived with some animals for us to stroke. Well, I say stroke, I think touch would be more accurate as these animals I don’t feel are seriously stroke-able!
The children had a stroke of a snake. They were very surprised at how it felt, very silky and smooth apparently. They like the tortoise, but I wasn’t too sure of the toad. The children touched him, but I didn’t, he looked too slimy! Then there was a lizard which Pinky and Boo liked stroking, but BB wouldn’t, not sure why, it felt quite rough, but was actually quite cute looking.
We continued looking at all the animals. Nan bought some food to feed the ducks and the goats. I think their favourite animals were the very large rabbits and the goats.
Unfortunately half way round it started raining, but that didn’t matter, we still had a great time and all for free (well, apart from the cost of the book and the fathers day present we went on to choose)!