Tuesday, April 21, 2009

DTD, Day 9: Wellington Country Park

Despite my depression post of last week, I am still taking part in this project. I'm just not pressuring myself to post my results in a timely fashion anymore and I'm not posting about every single day. Just the fun stuff. For this, Day 9, I decided to check out Wellington Country Park. I didn't know very much about it before we went. Just that they had a circus act for the children Easter weekend and that the park was somewhere on the route that I take to get to my university tutorials in Basingstoke. To step things up just a little bit, I decided to invite a friend and her daughter along. This is something I never do. I chickened out just a little bit and emailed her, but whatever. She came. It was great to catch up with her.

We arrived just as the circus show was starting. I'm sorry now that I didn't take any photos, but seating was limited and I ended up sitting away from Oldest with Littlest in my lap. Littlest was a bit restless and I had my hands full. When we got outside, he was much happier, and so was I.

There was so much to do! Apart from having a beautiful lake and well-kept grounds on which to run around, there were a load of little play areas along the path - a tractor to sit on, climbing equipment, a massive tyre, sand pits, slides, and Oldest's favourite - a train.

It really was a wonderful day. To think all of this is only a short drive from where I live.Oldest asked to come back the next day. There was face painting in the lobby as well as pottery painting. But it was the hills that he loved the most. He loved climbing them and running down the other side. It was fun to watch him giggle and trip his way down. Fun was had by all, and just maybe I'll be less afraid to give a friend a call from now on, make a day of it with us and the children. Somewhere local and outdoors. Why not?

Doing Things Differently in the month of April


  1. Being outside with the kids and a friend is a great way to spend the day.

    Do you know many mums with similar age children? I find that it is easier to look after them if they other children to play with.

    They chase each other around, leaving me and the other mum to have a good gossip!

  2. I always look forward to the spring and summer so that I can spend days outside with the kids. They love to have space to run around in and it always makes you feel good.

  3. you're inspiring me!!! from all the way over there!! tomorrow i don't know what we're going to do, but it's going to be different. i'll let you know.

  4. it is a woonderful park wow what a place to visit! Im glad you are managing to keep to the doing something differently project. Its inspirational :)

  5. Emmie - thank you, we've had a lot of fun with it! And it really was a great park to visit.

    Christie - it's usually YOU that inspires ME! I love that you'll be joining in though, good luck..

    Becca - IT WAS!

    Scrap girl - it does get easier when the weather improves, isn't it? I'm looking forward to summer as well.

    farmlanebooks - I do know quite a few mums with kids in the area, I'm just a bit shy about inviting them out!


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