Friday 1 August 2014

Spending time with #CountryKids

I've got no shortage of #CountryKids blog fodder this week, and for once I am organised enough to get it online. So often on Friday night blogging is the last thing I feel like doing. 

This Tuesday, it was like Harry met Sally except it was Harry and Aaron. They had a great time at the farm.
As you can see from the last photo it was a sad goodbye.

They really enjoyed the climbing frame in the "orchard" and feeding the pigs, with apples from the trees hanging directly above. I hope pigs like apples. I think Harry and Aaron converted them if they didn't. Aaron was very insistent that they be clean from the tree, so kept getting adults to pick them for them. (Not me, I was resting my plantar fasciitis ridden foot).

Anyone who has followed my blog for years will know that we used to holiday often in Ireland, and Aaron would always find his way onto a tractor with my relatives. Well it's too long since we've been so he was fascinated with the tractors we saw in Glastonbury on Sunday:
I blogged about our trip to Glastonbury here: Where Jesus Once Walked. It includes a video that I made of all of our photos.

The thing with #CountryKids is they are adventurous. This was us Wednesday and this time it was Aaron meets Amy. This video is only a few seconds long (I didn't notice it when making the later one) but watch it to get an idea of how truly high up they are - brave little people:

This high dome, and its highest climbing frames within didn't phase them AT ALL, despite their ages of 3 and 4. Aaron was too scared to go down the metal slide as he assumed it would send him down too fast but Amy got in it without hesitation.
That's Aaron in the red t-shirt on the bottom ladder to get into the meshed area tunnels. He said the ladder was wobbly, bless him. Look how upright some of the tunnels are, in the photo to the right of the ladder one.

That morning the Nurture drinks had arrived for review in the post, but Amy wanted water and Aaron was doing his funny "I don't want to drink or eat in front of anyone" thing. 

I'd frozen them in the morning, so they were like slush puppies but without all of the nasties. So I enjoyed mine and know Carolin really enjoyed hers.
There are currently quite a few grey hairs in my fringe I don't know how they are not visible in that photo - thanks for taking it Carolin.

There's so much to do in the park, +Carolin Mader and I got lots of opportunity to chat and 100% relax. Aaron was a bit whingy at first as he hadn't had lunch but he soon cheered up.

There was a splash area there with water pumps and bits to paddle in. Lots and lots of sand, near the water and near the dome.

What I loved was there was plenty of space to find a spot to drop a rug, and have a picnic or just lounge.

Now that I know what it is like, I will be so so so going again, and even more prepared next time.

The cafe there is way cheaper than other park cafes I have been to, but sadly the kitchen closed before I ordered my chips. I think Carolin felt bad so did not eat hers, which being that I am a gannet, I then ate, despite them being cold. Oooops.

There's a region of the park for every age group - never seen a park as good as it actually and it's free to enter. We were thrown out at 17:45 though due to staff shortages, but ordinarily they are open till 19:00.

Aaron revitalised himself with a KFC as soon as we left before we embarked on an incredibly long journey home.

Here's all of the photos of our two adventurous #CountryKids.

I will be linking up with Coombe Mill's #CountryKids when the linky opens at midnight tonight.

Liska xxx

 Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall 


  1. Wow, those net tunnels look pretty awesome, but daunting for children their age. Looks like they had a ball together. (by the way, love your header pic of the two of you).

  2. It was such a fun day and Amy had such a great time. We definitely have to do this again x

  3. That photo of the two boys saying bye melts my heart!

  4. What a fabulous climbing frame! They are far braver than me :) Sounds like you've been having some wonderful adventures x #CountryKids

  5. Such a lovely and fun packed day. Love the tunnels - awesome. My girl would freak out!


  6. What a wonderful day. I love the tractor photo and the videos and how amazing are the facilities in that park? A great resource and free too, always a bonus. Thank you for joining me for Country Kids.

  7. Two fun days. Its great when they meet up with little friends (and grown ups too) They just seem to be more adventurous than they would do on their own. #CountryKids

  8. Looks and sounds amazing - kids just have no fear do they. Shame we are booked solid for these holidays but think a trip there in the future def sounds like a good idea.

  9. Looks like a fantastic place to play and what a brave little boy. Fab photos & video. Im loving your header photo too x

  10. looks like an amazing place and yes your kids were so brave!

  11. That park climbing frame looks amazing! We'd love something like that at our park. Very brave little #CountryKids!

  12. Wow, that looks like an amazing place for play and fun. That climbing frame is fab, my kids would love it! #CountryKids

  13. Such a nice weather for the kids to go and play outside and for mums to chatter =) #countrykids


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