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Living Arrows 2015 – Week 16

Living Arrows – Week 16

We love our weekends together as a family and we try to do something aside from the usual housework, chores and food shopping. Yesterday we drove up to our local Forestry Commission to have a look around and take in some of the spring fresh air. It was a cold but dry day so we all wrapped up and had a good walk around Birches Valley. It’s a lovely space and it brings back lots of fabulous memories when my hubby and I bought our first ever real Christmas tree from here back in 2004.

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We had a lovely couple of hours in the Valley exploring all the wooden animals dotted around the forest and saying hello.

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We walked around the Super Worm trail looking for insects and wriggly worms and then stumbled across the Gruffalo. We unfortunately missed the Gruffalo Trail that was here a few months ago but it was good to see the Gruffalo and appreciate his purple prickles all over his back.

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We then had a walk down to the Wooden Play Area and Little Mr had a good play climbing up on the frames like the older children, walking across the bridges and balancing on tree stumps. He’s not a fan of the swings or the slide so generally won’t play on those but it was good to let him roam and choose what he wanted to play on.

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I really like this photograph my hubby took of Little Mr and I. We were looking out from under the climbing frame and Little Mr heard a plane going overhead.

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We had a lovely time at Birches Valley and we only had to spend a few pounds on parking (£1.50 for an hour, £4 all day). There’s also some toilets and a cafe open so you can get a hot drink and a snack if you don’t want to take a picnic. We’ll definitely be back in the Summer when it warms up a bit.

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10 Comments

  • Reply Donna

    That looks like such a lovely day out. I really like Forestry Commission for a really good value day out x

    20/04/2015 at 2:23 pm
  • Reply Tinuke

    What a fab way to spend the day. I love the Gruffao carving! I agree, that picture of you and your son underneath the climbing frame is lovely!

    20/04/2015 at 5:47 pm
  • Reply Ickle Pickle

    Gorgeous photos! Little Mr has hair just like mine! x #livingarrows

    20/04/2015 at 9:09 pm
  • Reply Emma T

    Lovely photos of little Mr and you. It’s great when they can just explore and do their own thing.

    20/04/2015 at 10:31 pm
  • Reply Carie

    What a great spot to explore, and I love your photos, that boy has some seriously wonderful curls!

    21/04/2015 at 9:37 am
  • Reply Gail Reid

    You’re looking great already- good luck for your new time target! <3

    21/04/2015 at 11:59 am
    • Reply Gail Reid

      lol how strange I was posting on your most recent post and it posted here. LOL <3

      21/04/2015 at 12:00 pm
  • Reply Joanna @mumbalance

    It’s great to get out now that the weather is better :) It looks like a great place to take a toddler for a walk!
    #livingarrows

    21/04/2015 at 10:23 pm
  • Reply Sian

    Sounds like a great day! We did the Gruffalo’s Child trail – need to go back and do the Superworm one!

    22/04/2015 at 11:47 pm
  • Reply Nikki Thomas

    Oh what gorgeous photos and I love those curls. The best photo is of the two of you together but that looked like an amazing day out.

    26/04/2015 at 10:40 pm
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