The boys and I seem to have a conflict of interest these days. I want to go out for a walk but they want to stay in playing on their iPods. Now of course they get plenty of exercise at school, but I really need these walks. So I thought a great way to get them interested in a walk would be to go on an Easter Egg Hunt.
I found that all our local National Trust venues were organising Easter Egg Hunts, so we decided that we would go to one on Easter Sunday. Unfortunately the weather was not very favourable, so we kitted up in wellies and coats.
The format was to find the Easter eggs, decipher the clues and also keep an eye out for fairy doors en-route before getting your chocolate treat at the end.
Once outside, son1 decided that he did like a good mud squelch walk and has said he is willing to go mud squelching again in a couple of weeks. Result! However son2 remained glum throughout, even though he was the best at spotting fairy doors. He found 2 but I’m not sure how many we missed. He declared it the worst day of the holidays apart from the chocolate.
So please help me with some more ideas for fun kid-friendly walks?
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This post has been pending since when we were on holiday last summer. We stayed on a static caravan site in Devon and when we went for a woodland walk on the site, we discovered something rather magical and unexpected. The boys were not interested but I loved these miniature fairy doors at the bottom of tall trees.
It was a trail. Here is one of the signs. I love how it asks are you a fairy or elf.
There were lots of things to discover hanging in the trees too, but unfortunately they didn’t show up on the photos I took, but look at the fabulous toadstools. Not quite enough for a full fairy ring though.
So what have you discovered on a walk that you weren’t expecting?
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Tots100 and Center Parcs have challenged bloggers to have an adventure outdoors this month. See this webpage for more details, where Center Parcs photography expert, Rick Heath has shared his top tips. I was most inspired by Rick’s first tip which says Take some springtime selfies of you and your family enjoying yourselves on a walk in your local park.
So for our adventure, we went for a walk on the local common which is owned by the National Trust. It was nice to get some fresh air, but perhaps we should have worn our wellies, as some of it was rather boggy underfoot. We had a great time apart from son2 falling over, but he was happy again within 10 minutes, although rather muddy.
This is my entry to the Center Parcs and Tots 100 May challenge. If I’m chosen, I would like to visit Longleat Forest.