Saturday, 21 February 2015

The Great Outdoors


When I was younger my parents would take us out for long walks.  We have plenty of wooded areas near where we stayed and we would spend hours walking and exploring.  Now that I have children of my own I like to do the same with them.

Liam likes to get in amongst the trees to look at the different leaves and to see if he can find some creepy crawlies to look at.  Sophie loves the height of the trees and, in her words, "the pretty flowers".  Over they years they have brought home different leaves, twigs and flowers.  During Autumn months they love to look for chestnuts and I usually end up with a massive tub full sitting in my kitchen.



During the summer we have a family day out to a massive park which is 20 minutes away by train. We like to spend the day there so we take a nice picnic and a football to let the kids run around in one of the massive open spaces.  Even though the park gets busy during the summer, there is still plenty of space to run around and explore.  After our picnic we take the kids to feed the swans, then we take them exploring to look for squirrels.  The park is also very popular with dog walkers, who keep the place clean. Sophie loves to watch all the different dogs that go by, so we turn it into a game of "Dog Bingo" Liam gets one colour of dog and Sophie another and whoever gets to five first wins.


Here are some other pictures from our nature walks.








Do your kids like to go on exciting adventures and explore?  Why not look for some of the amazing places near you?  Why don't you head over to http://www.netvouchercodes.co.uk/national-trust where you can Get 3 months Free at National Trust.  Simply click on the link above, select the deal and you will receive your voucher code.

Children love to explore the great outdoors and the fresh air will make you feel great too so get your walking shoes on and get out there and enjoy!


**This post has been posted in association with NetVoucherCodes.co.uk


12 comments:

  1. Wow what a great voucher to have! I'm definitely going to get one and then we can visit the local national trust site for a fun day out.Thanks for sharing x

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    1. I hope you have a great time! so many beautiful places to visit xx

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  2. We love using our National Trust membership to go on family days out. You can save so much money over a year.

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    1. They are a great thing to have. Like you said, you save so much and it means more days out too

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  3. We love the national trust. I just wish that there was more closer to us

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    1. The National trust are brilliant. They have quite a few sites across the UK and holiday cottages which I love the idea of. Why not contact them and see where else near you belongs to them?

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  4. The boys love adventures - the more adrenaline fuelled the better!

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    1. That's the good thing about going on long walks, or adventures, they can use their imaginations and make it into anything they want. x

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  5. We are always out and about exploring - nothing beats some fresh ar in the lungs does it

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    1. I love being out in the fresh air. Always makes me feel better, well when my anxiety behaves lol

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  6. We love the National Trust - their membership is great value x x

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  7. Definitely are great value. So many amazing great days out to be had x

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