Country Kids: Bonfire week

Posted on November 5th, 2011 -

An Evening of Fun for the Children

Whether  you are at an organised event, having a small bonfire in the garden or just outside enjoying fireworks in the evening sky, do take a picture of your kids enjoying the fresh outdoors and link up with us here on Country Kids. Any Outdoor play picture is fine but the special theme for this week is remember remember the 5th of November!

Enjoying the Fireworks

 BBQ as the sun goes down Enjoying the funSparklers

We had a lovely Bonfire Party here at Coombe Mill today. The evening began with a BBQ in the car park while the sun went down and the children played, then moved to the front lawn for a ceremonial effigy burning – The EU came in for the smoke this year, headed by Guy Fawkes on his horse! Farmer Nick then turned out a magnificent firework display for all the children.

Bonfire Party highlights captured on Video for Country Kids  

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Farm Holidays Cornwall

 I hope you can share pictures of your children having fun in the outdoors on the linky below.

 


Country Kids: Bonfire week

Posted on November 5th, 2011 -

An Evening of Fun for the Children

Whether  you are at an organised event, having a small bonfire in the garden or just outside enjoying fireworks in the evening sky, do take a picture of your kids enjoying the fresh outdoors and link up with us here on Country Kids. Any Outdoor play picture is fine but the special theme for this week is remember remember the 5th of November!

Enjoying the Fireworks

 BBQ as the sun goes down Enjoying the funSparklers

We had a lovely Bonfire Party here at Coombe Mill today. The evening began with a BBQ in the car park while the sun went down and the children played, then moved to the front lawn for a ceremonial effigy burning – The EU came in for the smoke this year, headed by Guy Fawkes on his horse! Farmer Nick then turned out a magnificent firework display for all the children.

Bonfire Party highlights captured on Video for Country Kids  

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Farm Holidays Cornwall

 I hope you can share pictures of your children having fun in the outdoors on the linky below.

 


Halloween Magic

Posted on November 1st, 2011 -

A Great Build Up

What is the magic of Halloween? My children are so excited for a month beforehand planning costumes, making accessories and practicing dressing up. I am never quiet sure if it is the dark, the dressing up or the sheer number of sweets they are allowed all at one time which is the most exciting part. There are some lovely ideas on the web too to help inspire them. Here is one for making a broomstick from sticks in the woods which captured our children’s imagination http://multiplemummy.com/blog/craft-aventures-making-a-broom-stick/  

 Preparing Pumpkins

On the Day

Halloween has evoled at Coombe Mill over the years into a tried and tested format for our young guests. On the morning tractor rides we give plenty of warning to be prepared with pumpkins on the garden gate and dressing up clothes to impress. We go for an early 5.30 start to accomodate our tiny tots which leaves us parents racing to prepare dinner for them before the sweet eating begins!

The Witching Hour

At 5.30 an amazing array of dressed ghosts, witches and all round scary beings with torches and glow sticks crowd excitedly round our reception in anticpation of the fun ahead.Ready to go at Reception

Who’s afraid of the rain? 

The hevens really did open this year but out intrepid young trick or treaters were quite unphased and merrily processed from cottages to lodges welcomed by shining pumkins along the way. Then who wouldn’t given the delights that awaited them at every property!

Did it live up to the Hype?

My children would certainly say that this year, despite the rain was the best yet. A huge thanks to all the parents for making such an effort with bags of goodies, dressing up outfits and amazing decorations and to all Farmer Nick’s little helpers / turn spooky characters for being so well behaved and brave with all those frightening masks around! 

Highlights of a Fun Evening Captured

Pumpkin Soup all Round

If you are wondering what to do with last night’s pumpkin, then here is a great recipe I have just conjured up for ours. It was warmly received by my children with chunks of homemade bread as an instant meal after school and surfing at the beach today. (Yes surfing in November!)

Pumpkin Soup Ingredients


Ingredients


Pumpkin chunks (skin off), potatoes chopped, an onion, a couple of teaspoons each of cumin, paprika and cinnamon (a chilli and a pinch of cayenne pepper for the brave!) salt and pepper.

Method

Boil all ingredients gently for about an hour and liquidizeCooking Pot of Pumpkin Soup

Serve with fresh coriander and a swirl of cream and dunk with crusty bread. Yum!

 

 Pumpkin Soup

Don’t forget Dotty!

If you are staying with us don’t forget that any of the pumpkin you leave Dotty the Pig and her piglets will be glad to receive!

 

 

 


More than a Holiday

Posted on October 31st, 2011 -

Where learning is fun

We all know kids learn best when they are seeing and doing and not just listening in the classroom. Coombe Mill allows children the chance to learn so much from science to geography. The daily animal feed run is always packed with inquisative children asking farmer Nick one question after another as they help him on his morning chores.Farmer Nick answers questions from children and parents

 

Practical learning on holiday can also be supported by our education pages which cover many of the national curriculum topics 

https://www.coombemill.com/education.

 

 

William’s Project

We were thrilled to hear that one of our young guests had chosen the River Camel for his school project. The river is a beautiful feature of Coombe Mill, enjoyed by our guests for fishing and play.  It clearly made an impression on William. We are delighted he has brought his project back with him on holiday to show us and agreed to share it here.

 

By William Age 8

 

I hope this is the first of many school projects we will be able to show case here on the blog. A huge thank you to William for sharing his good work. If anyone else has completed the education sheets, a Coombe Mill dairy or similar project to William and would be happy to share them please do let us know.


Silent Sunday

Posted on October 30th, 2011 -

I am spoilt for choice for this week’s Silent Sunday, so many happy memories from a wonderful half term, but here goes for one of my favourites:

 

Polzeath Beach with Lifeguard Flag

 


Page 289 of 299« First...102030...287288289290291...Last »