Denham Country Park is one of my favourite places to explore with the girls. It is perfect for enjoying simple outdoor fun. There is a bridge near the visitor centre that is perfect for Poohsticks, woods to explore, a stream to paddle in, a nearby canal lock and a fab play area.
We recently met up with friends for a day out at Denham Country Park with a family photo shoot thrown in. It was the first time we’d met our friends’ daughter C who is slightly younger than Sophie. I love the way that children seem to make friends so easily with each other. The three girls were soon exploring and having fun together.
The sand pit in the play area is always a big hit with my girls. This time, Sophie was more keen on the swings but Jessica was having a wonderful time making sand angels and building sandcastles.
There are lots of things to climb in the play area. Jessica was quite proud of herself for managing to get to the top of the climbing net.
It started raining just as we were about to have our picnic lunch. There are picnic benches under cover near the visitor centre but unfortunately they were being painted that day. Thankfully there is a small shelter near the play area which was perfect. My friend and her husband had brought some big umbrellas with them, which the girls had lots of fun with.
My friend Zoe brought some of her handmade dresses with her for the girls to wear for the photoshoot. Once the rain had eased off, it was quick change time ready for an outdoor photoshoot.
I loved the way that Zoe made the photoshoot fun for the girls. There were a couple of posed shots but most of the photos were of the girls just running around and having fun. This photo of the girls cuddling each other is my favourite.
Once the girls had got changed back into their normal dresses, we headed over to the stream. I had brought the pond dipping kit for the girls. They were more interested in collecting stones in the tray and trying to skim them though!
Once they were dried off, Jessica settled down on a bench to write in her nature journal. She’s been enjoying writing a sentence or two about her day in a journal. It’s a good way for her to practice writing – and even better that she wants to do it without me prompting her!