I really enjoy the period that goes between Christmas and Back to School it’s kind of a lull that pretty much you can ‘do as you please’. Yesterday I sat on the sofa pretty much most of the day and watched films, dvds and ate – still leftovers!
Today, dad has gone into work for the day and there is glorious sunshine out there even if it is a bit blowy.
The morning was spent cleaning, I changed beds, vacuumed, dusted and polished. I watered the Poinsettia before she loses all her red leaves, in fact I watered all the plants in the house much to their delight and the last task for today is the dreaded ironing which has been accumulating recently as I concentrated on ignoring it.
But with two little people bursting with energy the only way I could tackle the ironing pile without a million interruptions was to exhaust them, right? So I took them to Jeskyns Park Kent with their scooters.
Jeskyn’s Park opened up about 10 years ago and from flat fields, woodland is now starting to grow thanks to the Forestry Commission. There are many trails for dog walkers, cyclists, walkers and orienteering too all can be found on the Jeskyn’s page, today we wanted to let off steam.
I love that walking through Jeskyns Park you can find many works of art in the midst of nature. there is also a tree house to play in, a pine cone pit and a sandpit with a fabulous wooden play area.
The landscape at this time of year is barren but beauty can still be found everywhere. What excited us most today was the Gruffalo trail which we haven’t yet completed. Guess what we’re doing on Sunday? We’ve talked a lot about the Gruffalo on Mari’s World, we even went to see some Gruffalos being carved out of wood.
There is an activity pack in the cafe that costs £2 and includes a foraging bag, activity leaflet and sheets, pencil and sticker.
Without following the trail we discovered letters in trees, found habitats of various characters and silhouettes too.
We stopped to play at the adventure playground and the girls loved it. There is climbing, balancing, jumping, stepping stones and a sand pit too.
Jeskyn’s Park is a very popular place to walk dogs, there are designated areas to let your dog off the lead for a good run around and other areas where they must be kept on a lead. As we came away from the park Bessie asked,
So will we be getting our dog on the last day of January Mummy?
Looks like the moment of our dog ownership is getting closer.
I’m linking up with Fiona’s Country Kids today over at Coombe Mill Blog.
All photos taken on my iPhone 4 as I forgot my camera!