13 July 2013

Picnic in the Park and Getting Back in Touch with Nature

Last week we went to Rushcliffe Country Park for my husbands birthday, we took a BBQ and went with loads of friends. As it was another scorcher of a day we decided to go back just the four of us and have a picnic and a walk around.

It is a huge space with lots of areas for picnics and lots to see and do for the children, we found this gorgeous little area to eat in with benches and a very hungry caterpillar as well as some little huts made out of trees.

We then went for a walk around the woods, it's a really lovely ladybird spotting walk where you can spot loads of little painted ladybirds, the woods are lovely and perfect for den building. Which I believe they do over in the school holidays with the park rangers.

The flowers and wildlife are in abundance and we all had fun looking at the pretty flowers and lichen on the trees.

Finally and in the cool of the woods again we found the sensory garden, a really lovely area where scrap and household items had been turned into fun instruments and games for children.

Can you move the spoons across?

These old pipes cut at different lengths made a great sound!

Old steel bars made a wonderful sound too!

Fun game for children and adults alike

How does a fly see the world?

Clip Clop i'm a horse.

Can you tell the shape?

Can you hear me mother?

Old plastic pipes make a great sound too.
We will definitely be back here time and time again, with plenty of parking, a fabulous huge park, toilets on site and plenty of space for picnics and games it is a a great place to get out into the country side and for kids to get in touch with nature.

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Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall


  1. What a beautiful place to spend the day! As you say take a picnic and enjoy all the activities and lovely walks for a great family day out. Thanks for sharing your outdoor adventure with Country Kids.

  2. Some really cool ideas for a park...a great place to explore and have lots of fun.

  3. Some great activities. Always good when they liven up a trail or walk for the kids.


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