After a week of stresses, Saturday was bliss. The whole family needed to get out and have some fun. We crafted at home in the morning and played games like monkey chuck…the boy thought it would be funny to throw his monkey high in his bedroom and see if he could catch it. Mostly he didn’t and sometimes he did. After a little train track building we headed out for lunch. I love lazy days mixed with a little adventure. The weather was rather interesting too. Rain followed by sun, followed by rain, followed by sun… you get the picture.
We ended up at a new place on the map called Brockholes. It’s a beautiful new nature reserve in Lancashire. We expected to pay for parking but as it’s only just getting up and running it was free all day. Now, this is a work in progress but I tell you, when it gets going it’s gonna be a fine place to visit. There weren’t many visitors this weekend but we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves nonetheless.
The first thing we did, after putting on our wellies, was to get lunch. We were all starving and am I glad we waited till we got there. The food, yes expensive, but well worth it we reckon. The hub had steak and ale pie and I treated myself to the veg hotpot with cauli cheese and honey glazed carrots. YUM. I couldn’t move after!
The buildings were also pretty spectacular. I loved the mix of mustard and grey with natural wood and lots and lots of glass. The visitors centre was pretty well designed and interesting for kids too.
We decided, as it couldn’t decide on whether it wanted to rain or not, to go on a small nature trail. To be honest it was just a little wander over some hills. You could take in the view and it led you to the kids play area without heading through the car park.
The views were amazing and the best bit for the boy, and possibly for us, was the play area.
My cheeky little constructionist at work.
He could play on this sort of stuff all day but we fancied a go on the swings and other bigger kids stuff!
He’s getting particularly brave on the swings of late and wants to go higher each time!
Fir me though this was the best… I like having cuddles from my boy and this just made our tummies move like when you’re on a roller coaster. I also get travel sick so I was a bit worse for wear after but it was worth it .
Hope you all had a great weekend and are rested for the week ahead.