Thursday, 25 August 2016

Reasons to be Cheerful: Family Fun #R2BC

Reasons to be Cheerful

So many folks joining in last week which was great as it was a mix of familiar and new blogs to read. Hopefully everyone will be back this week with a few more blogs for us all to enjoy. We are getting close to the end of our school holidays and still packing in the fun:

1) Jumping for joy at parkrun

Our parkrun had a temporary course this week due to the National Stone Skimming Championships and it poured with rain but it didn't dampen the spirits of the volunteers including my children:

Fell Foot parkrun

2) Quirky signs

Whilst driving through Castle Carrock we noticed that the sign was rather amusingly subtitled. Unfortunately we could only photograph the one on the way out that wasn't quite to easy to read (it says please dance):

3) Tidy tween bedroom

My daughter tackled her room to remove all the clutter and now has the nicest room in the house:

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

#CountryKids on Hadrian's Wall

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

We had a three generation trip to Hadrian's Wall on what turned out to be a pretty hot day. It was going to be a proper hike so when we got out of the car at Steel Rigg car park we all donned our proper boots and slapped on the sun block:

The route to the wall is very well signposted as this is one of the most popular sections of the Wall to walk:

Hadrian's Wall

Once we exited the trees the reason for the Romans building the wall here became clear as they used the natural contours as part of the defences:

Hadrian's Wall

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

#CountryKids in Kirkby Lonsdale

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

Family up from the south gave us an excuse for Sunday lunch at Kitridding Farm near Kirkby Lonsdale. This little gem is so popular you need to book a table. All the food is locally produced and three generations found something to suit our taste buds. Have to say I just about squeezed in this sundae after my lamb roast: 

On the way back out through the award winning Farm Shop there were plenty of local temptations (good job I hadn't got any money on me!). This well loved carved pig sits on the patio outside the entrance:

After a big lunch we all needed to burn off some calories so headed to the historic market town of Kirkby Lonsdale:

Kirkby Lonsdale

Monday, 22 August 2016

#CountryKids The Hobbit at Williamson Park, Lancaster

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

Williamson Park in Lancaster is 54 acres of public park which is most famous for the Ashton Memorial which was built in 1909 as a memorial to Lady Ashton by her husband. This is the building you can see from the M6 when passing the city:

Williamson Park

As we had family up from down south my mum had booked us tickets to see The Dukes Lancaster's walkabout theatre production of The Hobbit. They have been putting on productions in the park since 1987 and this was the first time we had been to one. We arrived in time to have a picnic at the foot of the memorial although it rained before we had finished eating:

Williamson Park

Saturday, 20 August 2016

#CountryKids at the Lakeland Maize Maze

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall
Monkey and Mouse

For the last few years my mum has taken my children to the Lakeland Maize Maze on a day that I have had to work in the school holidays. I haven't been since 5 years ago when we had to give up! It was a lovely day and the car park was already very busy when we arrived but most people where visiting the animals and not in the maze:

After the safety spiel we set off into the Mini Maze which would lead us to the Main Maze, The theme this year was The BFG and we had to find ink stamps and count magic beans in the mini maze which had massive maize:

At a few spots the maize wasn't as high at the edge and you could see the farm animals: