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 brought a little pond dipping kit with us and Jessica had a go with it but we didn’t really find… View Post

The Zog trail at Wendover Woods

The Zog trail at Wendover Woods

I love doing themed trails through the woods with the children. We’ve done a few of the ones based on our favourite Julia Donaldson books over the years. It’s been a while since we last visited Wendover Woods though. I think our last visit was when we did the Stick… View Post

The first snow of the year

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 first snow was the only snow of the year. Some years we didn’t get any at all. One thing was… View Post

Fun on the feed run 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 day.     Each morning at 9am (10am on Christmas Day) we headed for the car park where Farmer Nick… View Post

A geocache hunt in Harmondsworth

A geocache hunt in Harmondsworth

I have to confess that sometimes I drag my family out for an outdoor adventure purely because I need to write an outdoors post for the Country Kids linky! Our most recent geocaching adventure was one of those occasions. I’d spotted a nice loop of geocaches around Saxon Lake in… View Post