Getting out and about in the winter sunshine

​I can’t resist the sunshine even when it’s cold outside. There’s something about a cold, crisp day that makes me feel alive. Going out for a walk and then coming home with pink cheeks from the cold to warm up with a hot chocolate is my favourite way to spend a winter’s afternoon.


We have plenty of open spaces nearby for a short walk out and about. The nearby meadow is a favourite spot – a nice big open space for Sophie to run around in, a bench to sit down if we need to rest for a moment and a small area of woodland with a bridge where we can pretend to be the Billy Goats Gruff or the troll underneath the bridge.


Sophie running across a meadow: Getting out and about in the winter sunshine

A little imagination turns the most ordinary walk into an adventure. Sticks become fairy wands and who knows what might be hiding behind the trees? Maybe there’s a Big Bad Wolf or a wicked witch in the shadows.

Sophie pretending to be a troll and roaring whilst standing under the bridge

The long shadows cast in the afternoon sun are fun too. “Look Mummy! I can see my shadow!” is the constant cry. We play shadow monsters and have fun seeing what we can make our shadows do.

Sophie running through leaves in the wood

There are a few geocaches nearby – most of which we’ve managed to find but one had eluded us each time. On our last visit we managed to finally spot it – it helps when you’re actually looking in the right place!

Sophie holding a geocache

Best of all though is the feeling of switching off from everything and being in the moment. Just enjoying a little Mummy-Sophie time together and having fun out and about in the winter sunshine.

A Mummy and Sophie selfie


Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

36 thoughts on “Getting out and about in the winter sunshine

    1. It is nice to get out and about in the cold. The hot chocolate at the end is always nice too! πŸ™‚

  1. There’s nothing better than having a little mother-daughter time exploring nature together is there? Congratulations on finding the elusive geocache, I bet that was an exciting find! I love the imagination that Sophie has, it’s just lovely to see, you never know what magical stories will come from their minds do you?

    Thanks for linking up to #CountryKids

    1. Thank you Fiona, I do love the way a little imagination turns an ordinary walk into a magical adventure πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you – we love the little bridge – it’s such a perfect place for helping to spark Sophie’s imagination πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks Mary – we only started discovering geocaches in the summer and haven’t found many yet but it does make a walk a little more interesting πŸ™‚

  2. Winter walks are great – I managed to have one with the wee girl last weekend and my eldest today! It’s lovely to get time with just one, isn’t it? Looks like you had a great time! #countrykids

    1. Oh I didn’t know you had a geocaching hashtag – thank you for letting me know, will make sure I join in next time I post a photo of our geocaching adventures πŸ™‚

  3. You’ve got one imagination and well done on tracking down that elusive geocache. They do tend to move a little and some are better hiding them than others. #CountryKids

    1. It was really easy once I was looking in the right place! It is so satisfying though when you eventually find one that has been a struggle.

    1. Absolutely – as long as we’re dressed for the weather, there’s no reason not to get out and about and have fun πŸ™‚

  4. I just love the imagination of children and it sounds like Sophie really was enjoying herself with her magic wands & shapes in shadows. And well done on getting the elusive geocache. It must’ve been really satisfying to find it.
    Gorgeous photography and a lovely pictorial diary of your mummy-daughter time together

  5. Aww how lovely that you managed to get out and about. We love getting some fresh air in the winter too, it somehow seems even more important at this time of year. Well done on your geocaching, we’ve attempted a couple of times but never managed to find one!

    1. Thank you – it was so nice to get out. It took me a few attempts before I managed to find my first one so hopefully you’ll find one soon! x

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