Sunny winter afternoons at the park

The days are starting to get longer which means we can now start to fit in a trip to the park after school. The girls got a scooter each for Christmas and the park is just the right distance away for them to ride them there and back (and not too far if I end up having to carry them!)


We’ve been lucky with the weather this past week – it’s been cold but sunny. As long as we’re wrapped up warm with coats, gloves, hats and scarfs then we can still enjoy being outside. How long we get to be outside often depends on Jessica though – once she’s starting to find it all too cold, then it’s time to go back home and warm up again.

Jessica and Sophie on the seesaw at the parkJessica and Sophie on their scooters at the park

Last week we also had a trip to a nearby park after church. The girls made a beeline for the play area as usual. The swings are always the first choice before investigating what else the play area has to offer. This play area had a rope net bridge which the girls have never really tried before. They were both quite nervous about crossing it and needed a little encouragement and coaching to do so for the first time. Once they’d managed it once though, there was no stopping them!

Jessica on the swing at the park

Jessica crossing the rope net bridge at the parkSophie about to go down the slide at the park

After the girls had finished in the play area, we wandered over to the river to watch the ducks and swans. The girls were a little disappointed that we didn’t have any food for them but were quite happy to stand and watch them for a while.

Sophie walking in the leaves at the parkJessica and Sophie watching the ducks and swans at the river

Sometimes our outdoor time is all about having adventures or using a little imagination to add a little magic. Other times it’s all about the ordinary moments. Just two little girls playing in the park together and enjoying one of the simple pleasures of childhood.

Sophie giving me a big smile while sitting on the seesawย Jessica on the slide at the park: Sunny winter afternoons at the parkCountry Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall



  1. January 28, 2017 / 12:05 am

    I remember so many times just like this when mine were small. It is such a lovely stage where a play park is all it needs to run off some energy and they are big enough to play with each other with you just keeping a watchful eye. This past week has been so cold but still a little fun at the park is just what is needed.

    Thank you for sharing some lovely moments from everyday life with me on #CountryKids

    • Louise
      February 1, 2017 / 11:29 am

      It is a lovely stage and I do love watching them play together. Shame the weather hasn’t been quite so good this week for trips to the park though.

  2. January 28, 2017 / 4:30 am

    We love ordinary trips to the park. Lovely photos of your girls having fun. #countrykids

    • Louise
      February 1, 2017 / 11:29 am

      Thank you Claire. Can’t beat a nice trip to the park ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. January 28, 2017 / 8:07 am

    Ah they look like they are having lots of fun! ๐Ÿ™‚ #CountryKids

    • Louise
      February 1, 2017 / 11:30 am

      Thank you Sonia, they were having a wonderful time ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. January 28, 2017 / 8:37 am

    Ah that’s lovely I love that ending, that sometimes it is just about two little girls in the park. It’s nice they can get back to the park. My kids love it and I can’t wait till the weather picks up and we can spend more time there. #countrykids x

    • Louise
      February 1, 2017 / 11:30 am

      Thank you – it is lovely to be able to spend more time there again although this week hasn’t been quite so nice weather-wise!

  5. January 28, 2017 / 11:35 am

    I loved those toddler days out at the playpark and duck feeding. Looks fab, make the most of those memories #CountryKids

    • Louise
      February 1, 2017 / 11:30 am

      Thank you – I will do! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. January 28, 2017 / 7:34 pm

    Your girls always look so happy, whether its a trip to the park or a big day out x

    • Louise
      February 1, 2017 / 11:33 am

      Thank you Karen – they are happy girls. Always lovely to see them having so much fun outside ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. January 28, 2017 / 7:45 pm

    Sunny days make it so much easier getting out the door with little ones, and once inside the park, even mums can relax a little and enjoy those leaps in confidence. They look so happy. #countrykids

    • Louise
      February 1, 2017 / 11:34 am

      Thank you Sonia – it is lovely to have a bit of sunshine for a trip to the park. Shame the weather this week hasn’t been quite so obliging! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. January 29, 2017 / 8:43 pm

    it is the simple things that bring about the biggest smiles #countrykids

    • Louise
      February 1, 2017 / 11:41 am

      It certainly is! Can’t beat an ordinary trip to the park ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. January 31, 2017 / 2:03 pm

    Gorgeous happy shots Louise, looks like you’ve had some lovely times at the park ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

    • Louise
      February 1, 2017 / 11:48 am

      Thank you Caroline – we love trips to the park ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. January 31, 2017 / 10:22 pm

    Its sometimes the simple things that mean the most. I love taking Monkey to the park after school and was hoping for some good weather this week in the hope we may squeeze one more trip in before I go back to work. And then it will mean picking both boys up at 6pm so until the Summer months the park will be off limits again. Beautiful photos xx #BloggerClubUK

    • Louise
      February 1, 2017 / 11:51 am

      Fingers crossed you get one more trip in and good luck with going back to work x

  11. February 1, 2017 / 1:53 pm

    Lovely photos – I think you have to make the most of the light at this time of year. #countrykids

    • Louise
      February 2, 2017 / 1:50 pm

      Thank you – yes, you do – thankfully the light is gradually increasing! ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. February 2, 2017 / 2:01 am

    We haven’t been to the park much recently, which is a shame, it’s always such a fun, simple activity. Looks like your girls were having a wonderful time x #countrykids

    • Louise
      February 2, 2017 / 1:56 pm

      Thank you Sara, they were having a lovely time. Hope you manage to have a trip to the park soon ๐Ÿ™‚

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