Monday, 28 April 2014

This and that

Our 2nd week of the Easter Hols has been lovely although less busy.  We went to my Father in Law's caravan in Bewdely until Tuesday night.  On the Monday, we went to Ray’s Farm.  

It was reasonably priced for everything there is there available and will be a full day family excursion once the play barn is completed.  On arrival, we went to see the animals; pony’s, horses, alpaca’s, pigs, goats, rabbits, owls and chickens.  There are enough animals to pet and feed for an hour, perhaps more depending on the age and interest of your children. There was my husband, our 5 year old, 3 year old and baby in a pram.  My Father in Law also came and cannot walk too far or up difficult inclines.  The long walk through the mythical woods was manageable for all of us including pushing the pram.  It said it was a mile altogether there and back and there are lots of resting places along the way.  The walk took approximately 90mins as we stopped for pictures and in the bird watching hives for my husband to exercise his binoculars. 

The path is interspersed with wooden carvings of nursery rhyme characters and tree nymph’s. With it being Easter, there was an Easter trail which added to the creatures at every turn, kept my girls bouncing along.  There was a lovely lady doing Dragon storytelling and related crafts in the school room after the walk.  There is a shorter walk but it isn't suitable for prams or wheelchairs due to stairs.  While the girls made dragon eggs, the grown-ups were able to get a lovely drink in the outdoor café.  The kids then played in the play areas happily for an hour or so.

 We were there for 4-5 hours and the weather stayed dry and clear which really helped make the day great.  It’s ideal for children in primary school.  That night when we got back, the girls did some egg decorating.

 The next day we went to the Wyre Forest where they have a Gruffalo trail and wooden play area.  It's on the doorstep to the caravan park and so  foresee us re-visiting her often.  Thee is a 'Go Ape' area which will be great when the kids are older.  All 3 loved the trail and play areas.  The pics show their emotions pretty well.


When we got back from the caravan, we went too Malvern Library for St Georges day where they were doing face painting and scrap book making.  The next day, we had a play date at my sisters but Lydia wasn't very well so we didn't do anything else adventurous-especially as it was also raining and the rain continued for the rest of the week.  I managed to nip out to the charity shops on Saturday and picked up a much needed tall boy for £30. I plan on painting it for Michael’s room as it is currently lilac but I will have to give it a little more thought once it has arrived.

Craft wise, I have finished a couple of alterations on clothing items and finished a mermaid tail for the kids dressing up.  I bought some wadding for a quilt that I'm making and have made a few cushion covers which I plan to do a full post on next. 

I’ll leave this post with a sneak peak though.

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