Chilly Adventures In The Country Park

5 May

Tightly wrapped up in hat, scarf and gloves, thick coat zipped right to the top and a blanket for the pushchair. All ready for a winter’s day out. Only it’s not winter. It’s May. May! What is going on with this crappy weather? It is absolutely chuffin’ freezing! Did you see the picture from our trip to the seaside last week? Ridiculous! I’m ready for some sunshine now please.

Anyway, rant over. We had a lovely afternoon on Thursday, despite the red noses and blue fingers, at a local country park. Just by the entrance, Cats Protection were giving away goodie bags and son won a teddy on their tombola which he was ever so happy about. He’s calling it Bob.

The afternoon’s adventures began in the big castle, but don’t go near the tower because that’s where the trolls live.

The rest of the castle is where Evie lives. She made these funny bumpy bits on the wall by pushing her fingers in. She must have really strong fingers because we couldn’t make any more bumps when we tried.

Around the lake and over the little bridge and we were at Mike The Knight’s castle. We spent quite some time there making up our own stories about what Mike was getting up to and watching the ducks swimming on the lake moat. Son loved this castle and didn’t want to leave, but was eventually persuaded by going off to look for Mike. Only problem was, round the other side of the castle there was another set of steps. Leading straight back up to where we had just been. “Ooh look mummy! Steps! I wonder where they go to…”

Son’s main reason for wanting to visit this particular park was to feed the ducks. We had a bag of bird seed with us (NOT bread! Bread is not good for ducks!) so we went off in search of hungry ducks. Normally, there are ducks everywhere acting as if they haven’t been fed for weeks. But it was so cold that they were nearly all snuggled up, heads tucked back under their wings, trying to keep warm and showing no interest whatsoever in our food. Lucky for us that these little fellas popped out for a stroll just as we were heading back to the car.

It seems that, as with people, it’s the little ones that are not bothered by the weather. It was a lovely end to our afternoon and hopefully next time we visit it will be a bit warmer so all the ducks come out to play.

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

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7 Responses to “Chilly Adventures In The Country Park”

  1. Coombemill - Fiona May 6, 2012 at 11:34 am #

    This looks like an amazing place for a great day out, hope you get to return with picnic and shorts when it finally does turn into Summer. Well done on getting out what ever the weather and thanks you for sharing on Country Kids

    • ToastingMarshmallows May 6, 2012 at 10:31 pm #

      It really is lovely there. Quite different from when I visited as a child! x

  2. TheBoyandMe May 6, 2012 at 8:29 pm #

    What a lovely location, really great ruins to explore and I adore that tower. You and your little one have got a great imagination.

    Visiting from Country Kids

    • ToastingMarshmallows May 6, 2012 at 10:33 pm #

      To be fair, it’s mostly him. I tend to get the stories ‘wrong’ and end up being told how it’s supposed to go x

  3. sarahmumof3 May 7, 2012 at 3:06 pm #

    That does look like a lovely place and there are ducks which is always a bonus 🙂

    • ToastingMarshmallows May 7, 2012 at 10:01 pm #

      The ducks are great, we have had to run from the swans on more than one occasion though! x

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