Now that the weather is warming up and the days are drawing out it is wonderful to be able to enjoy outdoor time without the layers of winter. The grass is greening up, the plants springing into life and the longer evenings make outdoor play after school a possibility as well as at weekends and holidays. It is always a joy here to see all our guests making friends together during the week. The morning tractor rides are a catalyst to meet and friendships are then cemented during the day around our play areas and on the evening train rides. My own children love to mix with holiday guests and age becomes unimportant with children from 3 to 16 joining in with holiday farm life together.
When the lovely Katie from Little Big Sports asked if I would like to review one of their beach rounders and cricket sets over the Easter Holidays I jumped at the chance. I have known Katie for a long time and admired her website with its wonderful range of sports equipment and clothing from tots to older children and knew something from her range would be perfect for our farm holidays. Knowing how well the guests were all interacting together I thought an organised game of rounders towards the end of the week would be perfect. My hunch was spot on. The day the beach set arrived I suggested a meet up for a game on the front lawn to test it out. I must have had 15 children all join in and parents too. The train ride carried on around the game and children came and went as rounders changed to cricket but the fun continued late into the evening.
About the Beach Set
The beach set comes with soft ball, cricket bat, rounders bat and the four rounders posts which double up as cricket wickets. A perfect 2 in one game all in a zip up carry bag all for £26.99 on the Little Big Sports website.
It is perfect for taking out to a park, the garden, the beach or for any family or group gathering. We now have our set in our reception shop for our guess to borrow at any time for a game here on the farm or at the beach.
Child led Inspiration
It wasn’t long before my children had the beach set back out from reception and in the garden for a little home inspiration. They had walked up to the village shop and invested in a packet of balloons. Their plan soon became clear as they filled them with water from the outside hose and used the cricket bat to hit them. Clearly a miss involved a water soaking. A great way to enjoy the summer sun and improve coordination all in one!
Win your Beach cricket set with Coombe Mill
If you would like to win one of these sturdy yet portable beach sets just follow the instructions below. Good luck to all taking part. It really is a great set for some summer family fun.
“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.