Family time and outdoor fun in our local park

Family time is really important to me, both with extended family and our little house hold of four humans and three furbabies. When we do get time to spend together we usually throw on something warm, in this weather, and head to the woods or a park. There are lots of pockets of woodland walks around our house, or National Trust parks, but sometimes all you need to do is find a park nearby and let the kids have fun and explore.  


The children are not very good at just getting along when they are in the house all day. Noah is a typical boy and just like his Daddy, he loves to get out in the fresh air as much as possible. It means he can run off his aggressions, playfully charge around and be loud without having to worry. The break of getting out of the house and in the fresh air usually means that the children stop bickering. They bicker over toys and attention from Mummy or Daddy mainly, so when we are out as a family they tend to get on just fine. I love seeing them be nice to each other as usually they aren’t very loving. 


There is nothing better than telling the kids to make a mess. Pick up the leaves and throw them around. They love it. Their happy faces make everything bad from that week melt away. It’s an instant de-stressing tool for me and Daddy. It must be the same for the children too. We can only be out for 30 minutes and that is all you need. It’s great when Daddy takes out the big camera too as he captures the happy moments perfectly. 



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Photos taken by Custardface Photography 


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  • Cheryl | TimeToCraft
    November 12, 2016

    Beautiful photos and the children really look like they are enjoying it all. You are right. You really don’t need long. Wonderful when you see them bonding and playing nicely. #CountryKids

    • MummyConstant
      November 12, 2016

      Thank you so much Cheryl. I am glad you agree hehe. its nice when they play nicely. x

  • Sarah | Boo Roo and Tigger Too
    November 12, 2016

    Such Beautiful photos and Memories To Treasure, We Love The Autumn, Nothing Better Than Kicking Up The Fallen Leaves

    • MummyConstant
      November 12, 2016

      Thank you Sarah. Glad you like Autumn too. 🙂

  • Fiona - Coombe Mill
    November 12, 2016

    such gorgeous photos and I am with you all the way on the need to get up and outdoors. Nature and Leaves are the perfect excuse to go mad and Messy and they way the children are together must melt your heart. always great to catch that point where the leaves have fallen but are still dry and crisp. If it is anything like here today everything has turned soggy from rain overnight. Well done on making the most of a lovely day and some perfect dry leaves.

    Thank you for sharing with me on Country Kids

  • karen@wouldliketobe
    November 12, 2016

    I love your photos, so beautiful. Looks like such a fun afternoon. I adore letting my kids run, jump, climb and make a mess outdoors and then they come home and rest TIDILY (HOPEFULLY) haha x

  • Sian - The Mama Story
    November 13, 2016

    Oh wow these photos are stunning! What beautiful memories to capture.

  • Emma T
    November 13, 2016

    Gorgeous photos. Unfortunately N just won’t play in leaves. I have no idea why not, it’s the best thing ever! #countrykids

  • Play Travel Life
    November 13, 2016

    GORGEOUS PHOTOS’S, TRULY AMAZED! MEMORIES TO TREASURE when they get along. #countrykids

  • Erin Vincent
    November 14, 2016

    Awe, they look so happy and your pictures are gorgeous! You’ve really captured the joy of playing in the leaves! #countrykids

    • MummyConstant
      November 14, 2016

      Thank you so much Erin. I love taking photos! 🙂 x

  • Little button diaries
    November 14, 2016

    stunning photos! So pleased to have discovered your blog via #countrykids xx

    • MummyConstant
      November 14, 2016

      Thank you so much, that’s so kind of you to say 🙂 Very happy to have discovered yours too x

  • Michelle Twin Mum
    November 14, 2016

    A great set of photos and yes I’m like you. I like to get out with the kids so they can enjoy each other rather than bicker. Mich x #CountryKids

  • Heidi @him_me_three
    November 14, 2016

    Stunning photos. It looks like they’re having so much fun!


  • clairejustine
    November 15, 2016

    Such beautiful pictures. So much fun playing in the Autumn leaves :)#COUNTRYKIDS

  • Love that photo of your children having a hug. What a lovely park to visit and throwing leaves in the air is always so much fun. It’s amazing what a difference it makes getting out in the open air for a bit can make, isn’t it? #countrykids

  • chocolateandwineandillbefine
    November 16, 2016

    I adore your photos – so gorgeous once again! they do seem so happy to be outdoors! And it is so lovely when siblings show some brief moments of affection isn’t it?! I feel the same about getting out, and we are so lucky to live in such a beautiful area, with woods, parks and nature reserves in walking distance. #CountryKids

  • David - Potty Adventures
    November 17, 2016

    absolutely beautuful photos! The kids look like they’re having a great time. Like you say: sometimes all you need is half an hour outdoors to relax and reenergise.

Friday 11 November 2016
Family time and outdoor fun in our local park

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