Sunday, 11 May 2014

Westonbirt Arboretum

During the Easter holidays we enjoyed a day my with Mum and her school colleagues with their children at Westernbirt Arboretum.

We had a wonderful day, full of children's imaginative play.

With a largish group and 3, 18 month olds we didn't venture too far but where we did go we enjoyed very, very much.

Alex would have spent all day in this area given half the chance. He was absolutely in his element! Not sure if it's something in his genes with his Grandad being a builder and James an electrician but he loved being a builder and really took great care and thought into what he was making and how to slot and balance the wooden beams and planks.

There are a few frames for the children to build from, and then spare lengths of wood to slot into place, the only thing I would say they could do with improving is a few more planks as if there are a lot of people they can be a bit sparse.

Sam loved the crunching bed of leaves beneath his feet, picking them up, and laughing as he threw them to the ground again. Bending down and rustling them with his hands, too often I had to pick him up and lead him off down the woody path so we didn't loose everyone else!

Sam was happy to chase his football around. Whereas Alex found balancing beams a fun challenge. 

After a play in the wooded area it was time for some lunch, we walked to an opening within the trees and sat in the sun for a good hour or two whilst all the children happily played and run around together. Sam found it amusing to find a seat in the bottom of his pushchair!

After this we headed to the play park-I haven't many photos of this as they all have lots of young faces in the photos of children that aren't mine so don't want to post them for that reason. But it really is a brilliant park, all made from wood, slides, climbing frames, tunnels, a teepee and rowing boat. The kids had a great time. 

After all that running around, it was time for a delicious ice cream before heading off back home. We will definitely be making a trip back in the future!


  1. Your two are so cute! I'm glad you had a good day.

  2. It's so beautiful there the children look like they had a wonderful time! I remember going there every year to buy our Christmas tree we literally lived around the corner :) xx

    1. They really did, I definitely want to go back! Oh really, that's amazing-it is a wonderful area! xx


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