For us half term has been spent here on the farm. We have had many regular guests staying who have kept my own children out playing for hours on end. Despite the weather forecast and storms we have been lucky enough to dodge most of the showers and the children have gone out enjoying themselves regardless. What I love most is to see my children rediscover Coombe Mill afresh as they show newly made friends and returning guests around the farm and play areas, even delighting in joining in the morning farm runs. I wish rising for school in the morning generated the same level of enthusiasm!
Enjoying the farm run with friends
When the showers came it was a fair bet that half of Coombe Mill would be gathered in our play barn; the perfect place to chill out and cement friendships.
As the showers stop the children delight in a leisurely farm tour together.
If you take a careful look at the photos there are one or two children you may recognise apart from mine.
Even our own play areas become hours of fun when they have friends with them and I am there to watch.
Best still they can forget the pressures of school and being tweens and enjoy old fashioned outdoor fun like a game of Pooh sticks over Coombe Bridge, or jumping off a gate and rolling downhill.
A full day of Halloween fun was the highlight for everyone staying; nonstop outdoor fun from morning till night. All the spooky details with videos will be on my Monday blog post. But I couldn’t resist sharing just one collage of our fun here on Country Kids.
I can’t tell you how many wash loads I made over the week, or how many welly boots were hung up to dry, but to me that is the sign of a good week of childish outdoor fun.
Joining in with Country Kids
Whether you have been back to the school run this week or enjoying half term I hope you found some opportunities to let your little ones dodge the showers and enjoy some outdoor time. From trick or treating to time at the park please come and share your outdoor adventures here on the blog. Please grab the badge and remember to pop back and see what others have been doing, it may well inspire your next adventure.
Just a few of the lovely posts that stood out for me last week:
Mum Turned Mom shows how to make a great scarecrow. Handy advice with November the 5th approaching
Lakes Singles Mum takes to the high wire with some top tips for a Go Ape adventure with the kids.
“Tales from the farmers wife” shares the funny and interesting happenings on our lovely holiday farm with Farmer Nick and our 6 children. A behind the scenes look on balancing family, farming, the holiday business and cooking for all.