This morning I blogged a response to 50 reasons kids don’t play outside, and by lunchtime I was in clear danger of committing excuses number 4, 12 and 14.
The weather has been dire this weekend and we have seen wind, rain, thunder, hail and even a light sleet shower, but as I said in the above post, that is no excuse!
By lunchtime, the kids were bouncing off the walls and desperate to go outside. I promised that after lunch we would go to the local park, and we did just that. Armed with wellies and waterproofs we took the short walk to the park.
The equipment in our park is dire if I am honest. We have two baby swings, the worlds smallest climbing frame and a bouncy spring toy for the little ones. For the older ones, there is a bigger climbing frame, a zip-line and a big bucket swing, which was torched a few weeks ago! The local kids also campaigned for a BMX track a couple of years ago and they got it and as the weather has been so bad it was abandoned, so we took it over.
The first thing we found were lots of muddy puddles!
Then we did some climbing…..
I probably don’t recommend getting quite so mucky if you have a long way to go home, but it just proves you don’t have to go far to have some outdoor fun!