Thursday, 13 September 2012

Fermyn Woods 2012

I wanted to take the children blackberry picking today so we popped on our high vis jackets, jumped in the car and headed to Fermyn Woods.


It was really quiet there today with only a few other children using the park and we had the tots area to ourselves. I had packed the children some snacks and refereshments and they sat in the little wooden houses to eat it.  Unfortunately I forgot to bring anything for Paul and I (always the way). So Paul went off and got us both some tea and coffee and a slice of cake from the Skylark Cafe which came to £8!!!  It was really nice though.  The lady in the cafe bakes all the cakes herself and the scone I had was fresh from the oven.  It was delicious.  She also told Paul the cafe will be closing down soon as the council have said it's no longer viable.  I think this will be a real shame.


 
 
The children then decided they wanted to eat their snacks at the mushroom table...
 
 
And then in the gazebo...


 
We finished up our snacks and went over to the castle play equipment where the children tested out their balancing skills on the wooden bridge and then spent the next 20-30 minutes going up and down the slides!






 
We eventually enticed them away from the slides and we went off on a blackberry hunt.  However the only ones we could find wer not quite ripe yet and the children were lagging as they wanted to go over to the swings, so we turned around and went in the park for a bit.

 
There was a HUGE bird in the sky who seemed to be circling us!  Luckily he didn't choose us for his lunch!

 
The kids had great fun on the swings...

 
And the rocking turtle....

 
And we LOVED the zip wire (OK, I admit I enjoyed it the most!)


 
 
A great time was had by all and we hope to return again next week when the blackberry's are ripe.  I feel another Gruffalo Crumble coming on!
 
 


1 comments:

JDaniel4's Mom on 14 September 2012 12:04 said...

What a wonderful place to play! I love the slides and wooden play areas!

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