Country Kids 7th October 2017

Posted on October 6th, 2017 - Fiona

Welcome to Country Kids from Coombe Mill

Country Kids is the original outdoor family fun linky designed to:

“Encourage family fun outdoors, in an age where technology and screens are such a draw to a sedentary indoor life”

Welcome back if you are a regular to Country Kids and if you are new please join in. You will find plenty of inspiration for enjoying outdoor space and please do share your own adventures. We support the National Trust #50 things along with all other ideas for family fun outside. 

Country Kids 7.10.17

 Autumn Treasures  

Hope you’ve had a good week and seen the beautiful autumn sunshine we have enjoyed in Cornwall. After a fun weekend at Brit Mums Live in London I was thrilled to return to my countryside setting, catch up with my kids and indulge in some fun outdoor crafts scavenged from the farm floor as autumn sheds its load from the trees.  It is such a stunning time of year in the countryside, I hope you have had a chance to enjoy the wonderful autumn colours and fallen treasures too. I’d love to see you on the link up below. 

Guidelines for Joining in: 

  • Post must be predominantly outdoors such as in the garden, the park, the woods or the beach with crafting, learning, exploring or playing.
    • Despite the title, both countryside and urban outdoor adventures are welcome.
    • Unheated covered areas like a barn or tent count as outdoors.
  •  Please comment on my host post and a minimum of 3 others of your choice.
    • If you use #CountryKids when commenting the post owner will know where your found them and hopefully come back to visit your post.
  • Please take my badge, without it you won’t be considered for winning the lovely Rockfish Wellies.
  • Linked posts should be written and made live within the last 2 months.
    • I understand sometimes you need to do catch up posts and write about something from a couple of months ago but the publish date should be within 2 months.
  • By joining in with Country Kids you’re giving me permission to email you weekly as a reminder.
  • There is no restriction on the number of posts that can be linked up, however please be sensible, if you have more than 3 consider linking over a few weeks.

My top commenters from last week:

  1. Sara from Mum Turned Mom who commented on 19 posts.
  2. Jo from Where Jo Goes who commented on 18 posts.
  3. Helena from The Queen of Collage who commented on 16 posts.

Thanks to all of you who joined in last week and for the comments you took time to leave, we had a week with no link dumpers so a pat on the back to you all! 

Rockfish kindly sponsor Country Kids 

Win a pair of wellies from Rockfish Monthly

You Could Win with Rockfish Wellies and Country Kids from Coombe Mill 

I am delighted to have Rockfish as the sponsor for Country Kids. Rockfish are a local Cornish company specializing in stylish quality wellingtons for all the family. We have been offering their country wellies in our borrow room here on the farm for over a year and they are always popular for their style, comfort and durability.

Each week my favourite #CountryKids posts, which include my badge or a link back here,  will be considered for a free pair of Rockfish Wellies at the end of the month; the perfect way to enjoy the outdoors whatever the weather throws your way. Keep your posts coming, it could be you winning next!

For more more information on the Rockfish Wellies on offer with us and terms and conditions to win see here. 

  

September Welly Winner

Congratulations to Jo at Mummy Needs Wine who is our September Country Kids welly winner. Jo enjoyed a week in August with us on the farm and wrote about her afternoon raft racing with us in Activity Hour. I really enjoyed seeing the magic of Coombe Mill from a guest perspective. 

 

Jo please email or DM me your choice of wellies showing in stock from the amazing Rockfish selection and a UK delivery address. 

Raft Racing at Coombe Mill from Mummy Needs Wine

 

 

Favourite posts from last week added to the shortlist for winning the October Rockfish Wellies:

Top Commenter: Sara from Mum turned Mom

Where Jo Goes shares an amazing looking country park in Mexico I know my teens would love to visit.   

Still on the abroad theme Dutch Dutch Goose shares a cute dawrf adventure trail in Switzerland.

Country Kids 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.

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

 

Join the growing Country Kids Instagram Community with #CountryKidsFun.

I'll like and comment on all and share my favourites from the week with a tag on a Friday on Instagram and Twitter. With over 6590  posts this community is flourishing with outdoors photos.

My featured photos from the week came from @rjlrobinson@dancingdandelionsblog@lisaclarkphotographymildura & @_lauriesharp. Please do check out these lovely folk on Instagram if you are not already following.

This weeks featured images go to @rjlrobinson @dancingdandelionsblog @lisaclarkphotographymildura @_lauriesharp mentions for you all on the #countrykids link up on my blog live from midnight tonight. Thank you for all the lovely tags agin this week. Have a happy weekend and keep the outdoor fun coming. #snow #countryside #sunshine #sunset #shillouette #architecturephotography

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Brighton Pier for Teenage fun

Posted on October 6th, 2017 - Fiona

Take a bunch of teenagers away with you for a few days and trust me finding something that fires them up with excitement for a day out is not easy. However Brighton Pier has it all for my Cornish country bumpkins. From the food stalls, to people watching (largely other teens in far more way out clothes than themselves) to the ultimate amusement arcade and thrill seeking rides.

 

Brighton Pier for Teenage Fun

Pebbles on the beach.

It was an overcast day but that never dampens spirits for something as fun as Brighton Pier. Lunch on the pebble beach was the first stop. We have done this so many times in the past and ended up with soaking wet children from playing too close to the water’s edge. A real reminder of how much they are growing up when we finished lunch with a full set of dry clothes and shoes!

 

Picnic on Brighton Beach

Digesting their food and preparing for the pier involved stone skimming and acrobatics.

beach fun in Brighton

5 go wild on Brighton Pier

Next stop the pier. My kids have been so many times before but for Theo’s girlfriend it was a new experience. That said, we have only ever allowed them one or two rides each in the past as it is so expensive. This year I’m sure the prices have come down as we were able to get them £20 all day wrist band tickets to go on any ride they wanted over and over again.

 

Wrist bands for Brighton Pier

 

OK it cost us £100 for all 5 of them but I can’t express how much fun they had. We watched for a while as they twisted and turned, span and screamed.

 

Rides at Brighton Pier

 

Nick and I left them to their fun and enjoyed a quiet afternoon wandering through the lanes and side streets of Brighton.

 

Brighton Lanes and Marina

 

By the time we returned the kids were buzzing with excitement and reliving their favourite rides as we wandered back together.

 

Fun post rides on Brigton Pier

 

This will be one trip to Brighton pier that will stay with them for a long time to come.   

 

 

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Country Kids 30th September 2017

Posted on September 29th, 2017 - Fiona

Welcome to Country Kids from Coombe Mill 

Country Kids is the original outdoor family fun linky designed to: 

“Encourage family fun outdoors, in an age where technology and screens are such a draw to a sedentary indoor life”

Welcome back if you are a regular to Country Kids and if you are new please join in. You will find plenty of inspiration for enjoying outdoor space and please do share your own adventures. We support the National Trust 100 things to do before you are 11¾ along with all other ideas for family fun outside. 

Country Kids 30.9.17

 Goodbye September   

Here in Cornwall September goes out as it came in, full of sun and showers. One day is like summer returned, the next like mid winter rain. Our trusty tractor and trailer goes out come rain  or shine delivering farm learning regardless. Fingers crossed you are finding some outdoor fun between the school runs and nursery runs with an adventurer or two to share on the link up below. 

Guidelines for Joining in: 

  • Post must be predominantly outdoors such as in the garden, the park, the woods or the beach with crafting, learning, exploring or playing.
    • Despite the title, both countryside and urban outdoor adventures are welcome.
    • Unheated covered areas like a barn or tent count as outdoors.
  •  Please comment on my host post and a minimum of 3 others of your choice.
    • If you use #CountryKids when commenting the post owner will know where your found them and hopefully come back to visit your post.
  • Please take my badge, without it you won’t be considered for winning the lovely Rockfish Wellies.
  • Linked posts should be written and made live within the last 2 months.
    • I understand sometimes you need to do catch up posts and write about something from a couple of months ago but the publish date should be within 2 months.
  • By joining in with Country Kids you’re giving me permission to email you weekly as a reminder.
  • There is no restriction on the number of posts that can be linked up, however please be sensible, if you have more than 3 consider linking over a few weeks.

My top commenters from last week:

  1. Becky from Lakes Single Mum who commented on 21 posts.
  2. Keitha from Keitha’s Chaos who commented on 20 posts. 
  3. Sara from Mum Turned Mom who commented on 19 posts.

We have just one guilty blogger link dumping this week, Please go back if it is you. Do remember I comment count on Thursday after lunch so get your comments in before then if you want them to be counted and please approve your comments by then if they need moderating so I can see others leaving you the blog love. 

Rockfish kindly sponsor Country Kids 

Win a pair of wellies from Rockfish Monthly

You Could Win with Rockfish Wellies and Country Kids from Coombe Mill 

I am delighted to have Rockfish as the sponsor for Country Kids. Rockfish are a local Cornish company specializing in stylish quality wellingtons for all the family. We have been offering their country wellies in our borrow room here on the farm for over a year and they are always popular for their style, comfort and durability.

Each week my favourite #CountryKids posts, which include my badge or a link back here,  will be considered for a free pair of Rockfish Wellies at the end of the month; the perfect way to enjoy the outdoors whatever the weather throws your way. Keep your posts coming, it could be you winning next!

For more more information on the Rockfish Wellies on offer with us and terms and conditions to win see here. 

 

Favourite posts from last week added to the shortlist for winning the September Rockfish Wellies:

Top Commenter : Becky from Lakes Single Mum 

I’m a sucker for a lovely beach post. I love this family meet up from Little hearts Big Love.

Mummy from the heart shared a lovely seasonal post about fruit picking and apple pressing to make delicious looking juice. 

Country Kids 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.

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

 

Join the growing Country Kids Instagram Community with #CountryKidsFun.

I'll like and comment on all and share my favourites from the week with a tag on a Friday on Instagram and Twitter. With over 6510 posts this community is flourishing with outdoors photos.

My favourite photos from the week came from @emmyandthebears, @aarmajo@marley_and_us & @days_of_henry_and_florence. Please do check out these lovely folk on Instagram if you are not already following

#countrykidsfun featured images for the week come from @emmyandthebears @aarmajo @marley_and_us @days_of_henry_and_florence. Thank you for all the lovely outdoor tags. Remember #countrykids link up is live on the blog from midnight. Have a lovely weekend and if you are at #BML see you there! #wedding #countryside #outdoors #funtimes #farm

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A mansion with a pool and a tennis court

Posted on September 29th, 2017 - Fiona

Who doesn’t dream of owning a beautiful home with stunning views over rolling hills, a pool inside a walled garden and a tennis court? My kids have loved this particular home of family friends for as long as they can remember. The friendly elderly couple who own it have spoilt them rotten with picnics and ice creams over the years, a poorly written thank you letter and a load of lost tennis balls all they seem to receive in return! However the excitement of visiting these lovely folk and enjoying an afternoon at their mansion, as the kids refer to it, has never lost its appeal.

 

A mansion with a pool and a tennis court

Outdoor Pool Antics

We planned on visiting on a warm sunny day. In the end a stubborn cloud hung over us but that didn’t stop our enjoyment. The kids were in and out of the pool, splashing, pushing each other in and avoiding my camera – not too successfully!

 

 

Pool at the mansion

They even managed a race or two

Swimming Race

Anyone for Tennis?

 

If they weren’t in the pool then there were tennis games in play. I think Farmer Nick was a bit of a pro in his time and spent a good deal of time, coaching and umpiring games for us all.

 

tennis at the mansion

 

The orchard was blooming under the weight of the late summer fruits which I couldn’t help indulging in, whilst being careful not to be caught by the eager wasps.

Beautiful gardens at the Mansion

orchard with apples and plums 

 

Clio was taken with their beautiful flower borders and paths. One day I will have a garden like this.

 

 

Clio in flowers

 

Even the tortoise made an appearance lured by some freshly picked tomatoes from the greenhouse. This began round two of why we can’t have a tortoise at Coombe Mill from Guy. My reply was when we own a mansion!

 

 

Tortoise eating tomatoes

 

It was a lovely happy afternoon on our summer trip to Sussex that keeps visiting this kind couple and their beautiful mansion right up there in the fond memory bank of childhood days.

A Mansion with a pool and a tennis court in Sussex 


Country Kids 23rd September 2017

Posted on September 22nd, 2017 - Fiona

Welcome to Country Kids from Coombe Mill 

Country Kids is the original outdoor family fun linky designed to: 

“Encourage family fun outdoors, in an age where technology and screens are such a draw to a sedentary indoor life”

Welcome back if you are a regular to Country Kids and if you are new please join in. You will find plenty of inspiration for enjoying outdoor space and please do share your own adventures. We support the National Trust 100 things to do before you are 11¾ along with all other ideas for family fun outside. 

Welcome to Country Kids 23.9.17

 Making the most of living by the sea.   

Time at the seaside defies the seasons. This was us enjoying a day a couple of weeks ago but it could so easily be any time of year with no falling leaves to define the season.  Blue space is revitalizing and I fully intent to keep coming back as winter approaches, even if wellies and jumpers replace t-shirts and flip flops. Fingers crossed you are finding some outdoor fun this season too with an adventurer or two to share on the link up below. 

Guidelines for Joining in: 

  • Post must be predominantly outdoors such as in the garden, the park, the woods or the beach with crafting, learning, exploring or playing.
    • Despite the title, both countryside and urban outdoor adventures are welcome.
    • Unheated covered areas like a barn or tent count as outdoors.
  •  Please comment on my host post and a minimum of 3 others of your choice.
    • If you use #CountryKids when commenting the post owner will know where your found them and hopefully come back to visit your post.
  • Please take my badge, without it you won’t be considered for winning the lovely Rockfish Wellies.
  • Linked posts should be written and made live within the last 2 months.
    • I understand sometimes you need to do catch up posts and write about something from a couple of months ago but the publish date should be within 2 months.
  • By joining in with Country Kids you’re giving me permission to email you weekly as a reminder.
  • There is no restriction on the number of posts that can be linked up, however please be sensible, if you have more than 3 consider linking over a few weeks.

My top commenters from last week:

  1. Emma from The Joy of Five who commented on 17 posts.
  2. Louise from Little Hearts Big Love who commented on 14 posts.
  3. Michelle from Mummy from the Heart who commented on 12 posts. 

We have no bloggers link dumping this week, although do remember I comment count on Thursday after lunch so get your comments in before then if you want them to be counted.

Rockfish kindly sponsor Country Kids 

Win a pair of wellies from Rockfish Monthly

You Could Win with Rockfish Wellies and Country Kids from Coombe Mill 

I am delighted to have Rockfish as the sponsor for Country Kids. Rockfish are a local Cornish company specializing in stylish quality wellingtons for all the family. We have been offering their country wellies in our borrow room here on the farm for over a year and they are always popular for their style, comfort and durability.

Each week my favourite #CountryKids posts, which include my badge or a link back here,  will be considered for a free pair of Rockfish Wellies at the end of the month; the perfect way to enjoy the outdoors whatever the weather throws your way. Keep your posts coming, it could be you winning next!

For more more information on the Rockfish Wellies on offer with us and terms and conditions to win see here. 

 

Favourite posts from last week added to the shortlist for winning the September Rockfish Wellies:

Top Commenter : Emma from The Joy of Five. 

Mad House Family Reviews takes us through some beautiful old towns in Brittany

World of Country Life has something for everyone as shared by Zen Baby Travel

Country Kids 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.

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

 

Join the growing Country Kids Instagram Community with #CountryKidsFun.

I'll like and comment on all and share my favourites from the week with a tag on a Friday on Instagram and Twitter. With over 6390 posts this community is flourishing with outdoors photos.

My favourite photos from the week came from @craftsonsea@peacockfeather, @dear_mummy & @pixiedusk. Please do check out these lovely folk on Instagram if you are not already following

#countrykidsfun featured images of the week from @craftsonsea @peacockfeather @dear_mummy @pixiedusk thank you for all the lovely outdoor tags this week. Please keep them coming. Remember #countrykids will be open from midnight for all outdoor fun blog posts too. #zipwire #nationaltrust #forest #countryside #outdoorsandhappy #funseekingkids #explorerkids #outdoorkids #beach

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