Outdoor fun

Sophie sticking leaves on her fairy picture

Fabulous fairies and fun at Iver Environment Centre

We first discovered Iver Environment Centre last summer and have been back several times. Sophie loves exploring the different garden areas there and the various activity sessions that they offer…

Thomas going down the slide guided by Daddy

Thomas’s first trip to the park

That trip to the park when a little one is able to sit in a baby swing for the first time is a lovely milestone moment. I can remember the…

Sophie doing a bark rubbing on a tree

After-school adventures: going on a nature hunt

Now that the evenings are getting lighter, we are starting to enjoy outdoor adventures after school again. Sophie quite likes having a purpose when it comes to going out for…

Sophie walking away from the river holding her net

River dipping at Denham Country Park

One of my happiest memories from the last summer we had with Jessica was watching her and Sophie play in the river at Denham Country Park with a friend. We’d…

Sophie behind the wall of coloured snow bricks

Fun in the snow: making a colourful igloo

Waking up to find it has snowed overnight is always a fun moment for a child. Waking up to snow and being told school is closed for the day is…

Sophie throwing snowballs at her snowman

The first snow of the year

I still remember the excitement of the first snow of the year as a child. Would it settle? How long would it last? Would we get any more? Sometimes that…

Sophie with the ponies at Coombe Mill

Fun on the feed run at Coombe Mill

The feed run was one of the highlights of our stay at Coombe Mill over Christmas. It was a wonderful way of getting us outdoors at the start of the…

A very smiley Sophie riding a white and brown Shetland pony

Making memories with Halo: Sophie’s first pony ride

Halo Children’s Foundation is a charity based in Hayes which helps to support bereaved children. One of their aims is to provide positive experiences for the children and to help…

Sophie heading down one of the paths in the Temple Gardens at Langley Park

An autumn walk at Langley Park

The evenings are drawing in now, but they’re still light enough to be able to enjoy outdoor adventures after school. Autumn is such a beautiful time of year, and the…

Sophie with her flower-covered hat

Creating a flowery hat at Iver Environment Centre

Over the summer holidays, Iver Environment Centre ran some regular family activity sessions. Sophie enjoyed creating a fairy garden in the last session we attended. In the last week of…