#CountryKids – Autumn Art

Yesterday we took a stroll in the deep dark wood, with our wellies and coats, and our picnic food. A bucket for collecting great things on the way, to take home and make art with on another day. We had great fun in the leaves and exploring up trees, outdoor fun at its best and the children were pleased. I love our little welly walks, wrapped up nice and snug, with the camera in tow – its any excuse for a hug!


The National Trust at Anglesey Abbey had “autumn art” buckets ready at reception as you entered, it was perfect as we wanted to do just that – collect up the autumn goodies to take home and paint and create. So we took up the opportunity to do this with a great big smile. Noah really loved it, he carried the bucket for most of the day and we filled it with leaves, sticks, conkers and seed cases from trees.


We stopped at one place as the leaves were a blanket for the floor and the trees were in lines so it made a great setting for some leaf throwing photos. The children were happy here – we stopped for about half an hour just having  fun. Everyone smiled as they walked past us. I just love this season, it is the best. A lot of happy times can be had in the autumn leaves and I just love wrapping up warm and snug.

SM0A1836SM0A1848SM0A1901SM0A1914SM0A1972 SM0A1998SM0A1917SM0A2057We had a lot of fun exploring the treehouse, caterpillar and bughouses – we do love it at Anglesey Abbey. We had our picnic in the outdoor café which was fun, we saw a beautiful grey kitten too with white paws – I hope he is OK! I wanted to take him home as I worried he was lost…

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By the end of our day at Anglesey Abbey we had made a great collection of goodies to take home, we are looking forward to making art with the autumn goodies.


Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall


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  • Notmyyearoff
    October 27, 2014

    What a gorgeous little adventure, I love the idea of collecting it all in a cool bucket and you picked the perfect spot for it. Love your pics. Really well shot!

  • Coombemill
    October 27, 2014

    The buckets are a great idea for going off collecting your autumn treasure and you must have picked a perfect autumn day for sitting in and playing in the leaves. Absolutely stunning photos each and everyone. Thank you for sharing with me on Country Kids.

  • Hannah | MakeDo&Push
    October 27, 2014

    Gorgeous photos!! It looks like a fun time was had by all 🙂 xx

  • The Reading Residence
    October 27, 2014

    I love the fact that they provide the buckets to make it easier for you, or prompt those that hadn’t thought of it to give it a go. Lovely idea, the NT are great at things like that. Beautiful photos x

  • Mummy of Two
    October 27, 2014

    What a great idea! It certainly looks like you all had fun in the many, many leaves!

  • Louise
    October 28, 2014

    I love your rhyme at the start of your post and those photos are just gorgeous. You all look like you are having so much fun, especially in the photos in the leaves. So lovely to take a bucket and collect things for nature crafts 🙂

  • Sara (@mumturnedmom)
    October 28, 2014

    Gorgeous photos of your outing, Playing in the leaves is so much fun, and you have captured that beautifully x #countrykids

  • Mel
    October 28, 2014

    Your photos are absolutely gorgeous, Collecting stuff in the woods for crafty activities at home is a fab idea. x

  • Kriss MacDonaldh
    November 1, 2014

    Absolutely lovely photos and they clearly were delighted by their art bucket.

  • mummy m's memories
    November 1, 2014

    beautiful photos. We love leaf throwing too. 🙂 #countrykids

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