Country Kids: A Week At Coombe Mill

A few weeks ago, we had the time of our lives at Coombe Mill. It was our first holiday as a family of four and although it did not really feel like a ‘holiday’ as I used to know them (lying on a beach LOL!), it was amazing making memories together as a family. Fiona, Nick and their children have created an unforgettable amazing place and we can wait to go back again next year! The rest of this post is very photo heavy as I cannot put into words how much fun we had so I will mostly let the photos do the talking:

On our first full day on the farm, we saw Sally the pig give birth to her 11 piglets

We enjoyed finding eggs every day and then eating them for a late breakfast when we got back to our lodge

Thomas nicknamed these goats ‘Thomas and Daniel’
Thomas and his toy monkey made friends with the rabbits
And the baby chicks!
Thomas liked the deer once he was told they help Santa bring his Christmas presents!
A few more animal pictures!
Warming up the seat for Farmer Ted!
Driving the tractor with Farmer Nick!
Off on the feed run with daddy!
Trying to pull the sword out of the stone!
Having an indoor BBQ with new friends
Daniel having fun on the swing
Thomas on the zip wire
On the train
Our Coombe Mill ‘home’ – Trevarno
Jumping into the River Camel which runs through Coombe Mill
Building sandcastles on Daymer Beach
Visiting the jungle and seeing the dinosaurs at the Eden Project
At the end of week, Thomas asked if we could ‘stay a bit longer’ and he talks quite a bit about the farm now. We wholeheartedly recommend Coombe Mill if you have not been already. It is perfect for families with young children. I hope to see you there!
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Country Kids – A Day At The Seaside!

Last Monday, it was our 2nd wedding anniversary and as Stuart was off work, we decided to go to the seaside for the day. Thomas has been wanting to go to the seaside for ages. (We last went when he was about 18 months old and he does not remember it.) A few months ago at his nursery, they boarded an imaginary bus and went to the seaside and since then, he has been obsessed with going.
 
We decided to go to Barmouth, Mid Wales as Stuart has fond memories of going there as a child. When we arrived, Thomas insisted on going straight to the ‘seaside’ (the beach and sea), I tried to explain to him that the entire place was the seaside but he did not understand. Stuart and Thomas battled the strong wind and the cold and went for a dip in the sea. I watched from the beach with a tired Daniel who did not really like the wind.
After the dip in the sea, we went to the town in search of lunch and a bucket and spade for Thomas. We returned to the beach later on so Thomas could ride a donkey and build some sandcastles. Thomas really enjoyed his ride on Bonny (the donkey) and he described it as ‘wibbly wobbly’ when I asked him. Thomas in the end, got bored of building sandcastles and just dug a hole instead!
We left at about 6pm with two very tired children and two very tired parents. It was fantastic day and despite the strong wind, the weather was perfect. We are now even more excited for our holiday at Coombe Mill next week!
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Country Kids – Remembering Grandad

Last Sunday was Rememberance Sunday. We decided to mark the occasion by placing a Poppy Cross and planting some daffodil bulbs at Thomas' Grandad ashes site (my Father in Law) who died earlier this year. Niall was in army (Mechanical Emgineers) and served during the late 1950's/60's in places such as Germany, Singapore, Cyprus and Burma.

Niall's ashes are buried on the edge of the local cricket ground where he was an umpire for many years. It was a lovely sunny day and Thomas was very keen to get involved helping his Nan (my Mother in Law) and Daddy plant the bulbs. He enjoyed putting the bulbs in the holes and putting the soil back over them. Thomas helped his Nanny push the cross into the ground too. Afterwards, we went back to the clubhouse for a drink and then took Thomas to the park next door for a play in the playground.

Thomas loved playing on the park. He is getting a lot more confident and coming out of his shell now he is two years old. Everything on the park was the perfect size for him and I am sure we will be back again soon. I look forward to going back in the spring when the daffodils are in bloom and show Thomas' little brother where his Grandad is.

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Country Kids!: Whitlenge Gardens, North Worcestershire

 

This morning we went to one of our favourite places, Whitlenge Gardens in Hartlebury, north Worcestershire. Unfortunately, the weather was not fantastic today so our walk round the gardens got rained off halfway round. However, we did get to see some chickens and Thomas and his friend's (we went with our local NCT coffee group) did get to play in the play area and run round the garden a bit.

Fortunately, Whitlenge Gardens has a lovely tea room with lots of homemade cakes and local produce. There is a small indoor play area too. We retreated there and I may have had a *small* piece of chocolate cake. It was gorgeous!!

 

I have put a few photos below of when we went to Whitlenge Gardens earlier in the summer. It is a lovely place and very cheap to get in. I highly recommend it for a day out on a dry day!!

 

 

Country Kids: Getting Bigger!

 

Thomas is 18 months old next week and this is the first real taste of spring he has had. Today we have taken full advantage of the weather and have had fun doing lots of new things. We have climbed on ropes, been on the big slide in the park, been on a big boy scooter and written with a stick in the dirt. Thomas enjoyed every second of it. He really wants to be a big kid and tries to copy everything they do. I cannot wait for the other first adventures we are going to have this summer!!

 

 

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