Monday, 2 March 2015

Early Morning Fun In The Park

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 Trying to get a soon to be teen out of bed on a Sunday morning can be nightmare so we usually have to wake big J up 30 minutes before he actually needs to be up. I usually give him a nudge and then ten minutes later another nudge and then usually on the 3rd and final nudge he will eventually get out of bed. I think theres nothing better than waking bright and early on a Sunday morning and heading out to the local park. Once big J was up and dressed, we wrapped up warm and off we went. 

Little J was very good and put on his all in one on and even his hat, which is a first. He usually takes it off within seconds of it going on his head. Also big J wore his coat. Sounds a silly thing to say but for whatever reason big J hates wearing a coat and somehow thinks that a tee and a hoody is suitable when its -2 degrees outside.

We have quite a few parks local to us but we decided to go further afield to Sherdley Park. Its not too far. We left the pram at home and brought little J's bike instead just incase he got tired.

As soon as we got there little J was desperate to get out the car. He loves being outside, we all do. The ball and the bike came along too and for the first half of our walk we kicked the ball up and down the hills. Little J was really good on his feet today. Sometimes he can be very wobbly and fall over but he was almost running down hills and his balance was perfect.

Big J however wasn't so good on his feet, he fell over a few times which I think was on purpose just so he could roll down the hills. Little J thought it was hilarious although I was panicking incase he rolled in dog poo.

Little J went on bike and we went on a walk next right round the park. We walked past the farm which was closed, but we saw some chickens, goats and donkeys. 

We came to a huge mud hill on our walk which Daddy and big J had to climb up. I think little J wanted to climb up too.

There is a play area in Sherdley Park, the boys had a go on the swings, slides and big J had a climb on the climbing frame. 

When we got to the play area I started to feel the cold so we didn't stay too long. I'm really looking forward to warmer days. I love being out and about. Most of our adventures don't cost anything. We always take a packed lunch and plenty of drinks. In the summer we will buy ice creams and little treats but for days like today we didn't spend a penny. I always find these days the best. All we needed was a ball and a play area and we had lots of fun, lots of laughs and quality family time together.



  1. It looks like you have a lovely park around you. We love outdoor activities even when it is cold, windy and wet :-)

  2. Looks like a lovely family day out, the simplest of activities can often be the best x

  3. I love a morning at the park, fresh air and fun - nothing like it.


  4. It's so nice that the weather is getting better so there can be more days out. Looks like you had a fun time x

  5. Aw this looks so nice. I love it when the weather starts getting better and we can all get outside for fun! x

  6. I love your strategy for getting your lad out of bed. It looks like it was worth it too, what an amazing park, I agree these are sum of the best days. Thanks for linking up with #Myfavouriteplace

  7. Aww this looks like a lovely place and it looks like you had lots of fun too!

  8. Fab photos! I LOVE the park - and playing with my big bro! Only 3 nudges to wake big J!! ;) thats good! Thank you for linking up to #MyFavouritePlace

  9. Lovely photos. I love taking a trip to the park with the girls. I haven't done it much recently because of something that happened a while back and I've just been to scared to go. It's a shame that we can't let kids play on grass without the worry incase they go in dog poo! There is so much of that about on the floor where I live. it's a night mare.

    Thanks for linking up to #FunFamilyDaysOut

  10. That's an amazing park - and I too would be panicking about dog poo!!

  11. As much as I love winter walks I am also looking forward to the warmer weather! Looks like you had great day though.

  12. This looks a beautiful place to visit


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