Silent Sunday / Project 52

January 3, 2015 at 10:50 PMCoombeMill

 

 

Toddler girl holding a Coombe Mill Rabbit

 

Having cuddles with the Coombe Mill Rabbits on a chilly feed run. We always encourage the toddlers to be hands on with the animals and help them gain confidence. 

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January 2, 2015 at 10:50 PMCoombeMill

 

Fun on the Farm over the New Year Holidays

It has been another busy week for us here on the farm with all the cottages and lodges full of guests for New Year. Thankfully we have been blessed with amazing clear days and frosty nights which have been perfect for the morning feed fun and afternoon train rides.

 

A frosty feed Run to care for the animals

 

The middle of the day has been the warmest and most of our guests have taken the opportunity to leave Coombe Mill and explore the local beaches. However Monday was our activity hour and several came back early to join us. The activity this week was led by a little fun play the day before when Theo, Guy and Jed, despairing of us ever seeing any snow, decided to go about creating their own snow man and made this:

 

 Coombe Mill Kids no snow snowman

 

I asked them how they did it and copied the idea with our guests. We substituted their flower pot for plastic jars and made the head just as they had done from compost balls. The snow is from a snow spray can and the arms and nose made the traditional way with sticks and a piece of carrot. Everyone had lots of fun with the spray can and our non snow snowmen looked very realistic.

 

Snow Free Snowmen

 

As it was bitterly cold we popped indoors next to make our party blowers. They had everything but the whistle so we all chose a noise to make when blowing them.

 

Whistle blower crafts

 

Warmed up we set off onto the farm led by Felix to light a huge bonfire from all the Christmas wrapping paper from last week's guests. Nothing pleased the children more than to grab a stick and poke at the fire, the heat certainly kept us all warm!

 

Bonfire fun & Warmth with the old Christmas wrapping paper

 

I managed to find some real party poppers with the annoying whistles and gave everyone one to blow on the train ride. The kids of course loved whistling through the train, I'm not sure the parents were so keen on the new acquisition going back to their properties but we were all set up in party spirit ready for our New Year's Eve Celebrations which I'll be sharing on next week's Country Kids.

 

Train Ride with Party Blowers

 

The train rides, feed run and activity hour happen all year at Coombe Mill, if you fancy being part of the fun of the farm please take a look at our price and availability as we are booking up fast for 2015 including Christmas and New Year.

 

 

Joining in with Country Kids

Whether you have seen snow to play in, frosty mornings to enjoy a walk or just let off some steam at the local park I'd love you to come and share here on the linky. Every week there are some wonderful posts filled with fun days out, crafts or nature discoveries all in the great outdoors. Please do visit the other posts linked up, it might just inspire your next week's activity and remember a little fresh air and time out from screens, sofas and central heating is good for us all. The badge is here is you would like to use it, it helps everyone find the posts within the community.

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Country Kids will continue to run throughout the festive period so please stay with me and share your outdoor festive adventures!

 

A few of my favourites from last week:

Chelsea Mamma and Chocolate is not the only fruit came to spend christmas with us here on the farm. I've had a lovely time reliving the fun we all had thought their posts, please do take a look.

Just to show I'm not biased Lattes and Little Ones jetted off to sunnier climates and this looks magical too.

Brinabird and son was lucky enough to see snow and her son looks delighted to be playing in it, I hope some comes to cornwall this year too.

Fresh air and exploring outdoors over the Winter Holidays can be perfect for blowing away the cobwebs, these two posts will make you want to grab your coats and run outside Our footprints on the world and Mummy Constant 

 

 

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Silent Sunday / Project 52

December 27, 2014 at 10:10 PMCoombeMill

 

 

Christmas Day on the Farm

 

 

 

A Christmas Morning feed run around the Coombe Mill animals with a special appearance from Farmer Santa.

 

Country Kids from Coombe Mill

December 26, 2014 at 11:40 PMCoombeMill

 

Christmas at Coombe Mill

 

Christmas Fun from Coombe Mill

 

Our Christmas is beginning to form a few traditions we look forward to, combined with new adventures that keep the festive season fresh and fun. We are lucky enough not only to have family join us but our Christmas holiday guests too and we open up our farm and our home to make it a magical holiday for all. With Christmas our regular routine is turned upside down and I thought a printed itinerary of what, when and where would help everyone plan their family activities around the Coombe Mill events.

 

Christmas Timetable

 

In preparation for everyone arriving Guy helped Farmer Nick build our reindeer family. All the kids were most tickled by Daddy deer's aptly placed branch stump!

 

Building the Coombe Mill Reindeer

 

All my children helped with setting up the Christmas lights and Christmas trees in the week leading up to our Christmas opening as well as cleaning out the play areas and making a Santa Grotto in the train tunnel and of course creating the new Den Building Zone.  These preparations are all part of the fun of Christmas for us and I love to see the children arrive at Coombe Mill and enjoy all that we have created.

 

Getting Ready for Christmas

 

Activity hour moved to Monday and focused on a farm explore for holly and ivy to make potato table decorations.  Coming indoors we expanded this further with all kinds of Christmas decorations the guests could take back to embellish their Christmas Trees and some reindeer food for the children to take as a special treat for our very own Rudolph.

 

Christmas Activity Hour

 

The Santa Train is a real highlight, with Christmas music and a festive tunnel all week the excitement really builds for Christmas Eve when Santa and his elf wait in the tunnel for Driver Guy and his passengers to arrive. Listening to the children and their questions to Santa is always a giggle and watching their faces as presents are handed out.

 

Christmas Train at Coombe Mill

 

The fun continues for all who choose to join the village Christingle Service where Santa miraculously travels from Coombe Mill to St Tudy for more presents in the Street with mince pies and mulled wine for the adults. 

 

Father Christmas outside Church

 

Arriving back at Coombe Mill everyone joins us in our home for a relaxed supper and drinks leaving as the children start to wilt in time to set up stockings and kiss sleepy children goodnight.

 

Christmas Eve Party at Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays

 

Christmas Day and it's all aboard the Tractor at a delayed time of 10am to allow for early morning present opening. That Santa really does get about as here he is in the form of Farmer Nick; we think he had only just returned Rudolph to his field here!  

 

Christmas Day feed run

 

 

If you fancy joining the fun next Christmas we are already taking bookings and have properties to sleep up to 10 people. We offer 10 days for the price of 7 too so if you are interested please ask.

Joining in with Country Kids

If you have spent some of the Christmas week enjoying the outdoors please come and share with me here on the linky. Whether it is a visit to Santa, a family walk or just an escape to the park from all the festive activities indoors on I 'd love you to share with me here. Please do grab the badge and remember to check out a few posts from others too. Country Kids is a sociable community where sharing ideas brings greater outdoor fun for all.  

I always comment on every post that links up with me but doing this has led to some commenting systems seeing me as spam. If you don't see a comment from me please check your spam, I am probably lurking there!  

Country Kids is around in these communities, I'd love you to join me:

Pin on the Pinterest Board Just ask for an invite to pin and include Country Kids on your pins for me to stop by on your boards too (no need for a hash tag in Pinterest)

Follow Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays's board Country Kids  from Coombe Mill on Pinterest.

Join the Google Plus community page  for Country Kids and add #CountryKids to your tag elsewhere for a +1 from me

Share your posts on  Instagram and Twitter with #CountryKids for a like or a re-tweet

Country Kids will continue to run throughout the festive period so please stay with me and share your outdoor festive adventures!

 

A few of my favourites from last week:

Chelsea Mamma is back at Coombe Mill for Christmas sharing the fun of the feed run, do watch her lovely video at the end.  

I love the look of these light shows with a difference from Keitha's Chaos and Madhouse Family Reviews.

These two wonderful winter walks from Brina Bird and Son and Potty Mouthed Mum show that the cold shouldn't stop you from exploring.

Victoria Visits and Stopping at Two meet Santa in the caves. 

 

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A Christmas Message from Coombe Mill

December 21, 2014 at 3:20 PMCoombeMill

 

 

Family Christmas Photo from coombe Mill

 

 

Christmas is a time for being together,

A chance to catch up with family and friends.

Indulge in all that is festive

And spread a little happiness.

 Santas Sleigh

Christmas is a time to celebrate,

To recall events that have marked our year.

Rejoice in our achievements

And learn from mistakes we made.

 Tractor and Animals

Christmas is a time for giving,

Our time, our money and our love.

For bringing a smile to those we hold dear

And making a difference to those we know not.

Happy Holidays

Christmas is a time for being together,    A chance to catch up with family and friends.  Indulge in all that is festive  And spread a little happiness.     Christmas is a time to celebrate,  To recall events that have marked our year.  Rejoice in our achievements  And learn from mistakes we made.     Christmas is a time for giving,  Our time, our money and our love.  For bringing a smile to those we hold dear  And making a difference to those we know not.

 

 

We will be enjoying our family time and sharing  our Christmas fun with our holiday visitors. 

Don't forget if you are out and about enjoying  the great outdoors over the festive holidays my Country Kids Linky will be running as usual on Saturdays and I'd love to see you there.

However you spend your Christmas and whatever values it holds for you:

 

We wish you and your family

A very Merry Christmas and

A Prosperous New Year.

Fiona, Farmer Nick and the Children

xxx

 

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