Our half term routine (it really doesn’t feel like a half term) is dog walk, craft or sport activity and then garden fun.

The weather has been incredible over the past few days and it looks set to be the same for the weekend. Lots of paddling pool #games in the garden and adventure dog walks in our nearby parks.

How does everyone feel this evening with the new lockdown rules? I’m not sure how I feel. The kiddies grandparents can come and visit, but still can’t hug or be “normal”. I’m not sure the kiddies would be able to not do this, especially if they are sitting in the garden.

Maybe I’ll wait for the guidelines to be added to the gov.uk site before I try and decide what it will mean for us. Gather the facts... make a decision... get through it with a smile. Seems to be my lockdown mantra.

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Our half term routine (it...

🐾 Happy 12th birthday to my beautiful furbaby; Rocky. Despite making the neighbours mad over the past few weeks with the bird capturing (all of which flew off in the end) he is the best.

Not many of you will know that Rocky was an engagement present to me from Hubby. He came home from work one day with Rocky meowing behind his back... he had the cutest squeak. He was a little ball of fluff.

Rambo (our Jack Russell) immediately took ownership and they’ve been best buds ever since.

He’s such a handsome cat, yes I’m biased, he gives me snuggles at night and entertains us with his chasing and playful moments.

I can’t believe he’s 12. He’s lived in 5 different houses and his dog cat qualities are incredible. He seems to understand commands like the dogs... he sits for food and is quite obedient for a cat.

I’ll be sharing some cute Rocky photos in my stories today... his kitty look is adorable.

Has anyone else enjoyed spending all of this time with their pets?

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The best #view comes from the hardest climb!

Now I know this is not a mountain, it’s a collapsed tree trunk and it didn’t take hours to climb, it took 20 minutes.

The point is something can be a difficult journey mentally. This journey we are all on throughout lockdown is difficult. We are sailing along in our little boats, trying not to rock them too much.

We WILL get through it. We will see that better view. One where we can hug our family and see our friends again. Where we can go out to eat with our loved ones and splash about at a water park.

We just need to stay strong. Be patient. Be resilient.

What do you think life will look like the other side of lockdown?

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Oh #lastyear. What fun memories. What happy times. Our last holiday abroad was a year ago, Crete was beautiful. I’ve spent lots of hours during lockdown looking at our photos and remembering our family time together.

It feels like ages ago since we were there. But also it feels like last month! Does anyone else feel like this with things that happened before lockdown?

The past 8 weeks have gone so quickly, it’s quite unbelievable to think we are heading into Summer. The whole of Spring would have been spent in lockdown. But it doesn’t feel like we’ve been doing it for a season.

I can’t wait to go on holiday again. Once Crete opens its gates, I think we’ll head back. Family time with all inclusive. Just the ticket to focus on!

What are you focusing on to get you through this?

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Oh #lastyear. What fun memories....

What a lovely chilled #bankholiday we’ve had today. It started with a dog walk, before it got too hot, I love this photo of my babies.

Then we had breakfast in the garden, it was 17 degrees by 9am I think this morning.

I mowed the lawn and cut the edges with my grass scissors 🤣 and set the paddling pool up.

We’ve all spent the afternoon dipping in the pool, playing on the trampoline and even a little bit of crafts.

This evening we carried on our Marvel fest, we’re doing the chronological story order (not the created order) and we’re up to Iron Man. It was brilliant. A great action movie.

I’ve never seen any of the marvels. Until now. I’m so grateful for @disneyplusuk keeping it all in one place!

Have you seen them?

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What a lovely chilled #bankholiday...

This evening we had a little family scoot around our town, with a very special mission in mind.

My beautiful friend @gembro82 has started off a very long and colourful snake. The idea is you decorate a rock and add it to the snake. 🐍 Over the past 2 weeks its grown to over 400 rocks.

We loved it. It’s quite moving seeing all of these rocks, #rainbow themed or character themed. It shows just how many children are sitting at home missing their friends and that interaction.

It also demonstrates how we can support each other and work together through these daunting times.

Do you have a #SnakeRock near you? Or, do you have something similar?

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This evening we had a...

Would you believe me when I tell you this was this morning? It was. It was directly in-between 2 rather scary looking rain clouds that unleashed their power!

The kiddies didn’t mind. They loved splashing around in the river, despite us warning them the weather would be changing very soon. Thankfully the blustery rain showers were short, albeit powerful.

The kiddies love this spot. They’ve asked to go every single day since they discovered it. I see it being a popular choice over the Summer.

This was taken with my phone. I am completely in #love with the camera on this phone. I love the fact I can take clear, vibrant and detailed photos whenever I have my phone with me.

Have you got a favourite spot that you visit more frequently than before lockdown?

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A great way to spend some time whilst waiting for the best delivery of your life! It was fun watching the kiddies play this game; daddy had to find the kiddies on the trampoline. I love how vibrant the colours are in this photo. Especially the #orange opening.

It seems easy but it’s quite disorienting. The kids love it. I love the anticipation of when Daddy will get them!

Our big delivery was our garden furniture. I’ll post some photos when it’s not quite so windy. The wind blew the cushions all over the place this afternoon. Our rather large patio is looking like a cosy spot to spend the summer now!

I’m hoping we’ll get in some chill time this weekend, enjoy our garden and just be safe at home.

What are you up to this weekend?

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Our BeWILDerwood family adventure in Norfolk #BeWILDerwood

On Saturday we took a little trip to Norfolk to try out BeWILDerwood, we drove past it everyday when we stayed at Hall Farm Cottages in Ludham and we have been desperate to go since then. The weather looked dry and mild on Saturday so we knew it was the right time to go. BeWilderwood is in Hoveton, very near Wroxham, it’s a lovely area if you are planning a holiday as there is so much to do. 

We had an amazing time. Someone once told us that it’s not a great place for families with smaller children but with ours (6 and 4 years old) it was perfect. They were able to go on everything and enjoyed absolutely every centimetre of the tree house wonderland. 

The best way to see how much fun we had and explore the forest is by watching the video of our fun day. It captures everything from the beginning to the end, not forgetting the awesome vertical drop slides: 

 

What can you expect in the adventure park? 

We arrived in the car park and walked through the admission gates to be greeted by a teeny queue and a boat. It was such a nice surprise, who doesn’t love a little boat trip? On the way to the park, we learnt all about the little creatures of BeWILDerwood. Did you know that it all originates from a book that is written by Tom Blofeld, who lives near the forest? It made me love the place more knowing that, what a fabulous idea to bring a book to life. 

Stepping off the boat it was like we entered a little tree house village. We loved it. Tree houses, connected with drawbridges and ending in slides. Parks for the tots, parks for the older ones and some fabulous park areas for children with disabilities. It was really well done and there seemed to be something for everyone. 

At one end of the forest, there is a sky maze, den building area and a tunnel park. The den building area is self explanatory, I hope! The sky maze is a large fortress that you enter in one way and have to find your way to the top, and then the way out. It was so much fun as it took us about 45 minutes to work it out. We kept giggling as we went round in circles at one point. We worked together as a family to find the way out. It was great fun. 

In the middle of the park there is the story telling area, face painting hut, snack shack and a park for the smaller ones. Next to this is one of the larger tree houses, with a couple of slides at the end. We didn’t know about the vertical slides at this point and even these smaller slides seemed thrilling. I love the foot sacks supplied at every slide. We have had problems with trainers pulling feet and hurting ankles with Noah in the past, so I was pleasantly surprised to see they had thought about people’s safety in this way. 

Just on from there you will find the “mudlde maze“, the “witches” tree house and the zip wires. Then our favourite bit: the slides! Three slides, two were vertical drops (think Oblivion) and one was slightly less steep. I couldn’t believe it, the kids went on all of them without any fear. Straight down! I was right behind them, so of course had to follow. Mind over matter and all that – whoosh! It was so much fun. 

Next to the slides area there is a big tent full of crafting fun (we made wish whirlers) and there is the munch bar where we had a lovely hot lunch and another park area. Right by the seating area there is a place to make a boggle wish too. You write your wish on a piece of paper and put it into a glittery fur cone. Then push it down a tunnel on to a fire, whilst making a wish. Ta-da! Such a lovely idea. Isla and Noah made about 2,369 wishes in total. 

When we had done everything, we went back and did our favourite bits again, yes the slides. There were no queues for anything, it was wonderful to just get on the different activities and walk around at our leisure. 

We arrived at 11am and got back to the car around 4:45pm, it was a jam packed day of outdoor, tree topping fun and we all left with huge smiles on our faces. It was a great day and a fun way to spend time with your loved ones too. 

How much are tickets for BeWILDerwood? 

You can buy BeWILDerwood tickets online, the tickets range from day passes to annual passes and you can even buy birthday tickets. On Saturday a little 7 year old girl had her birthday party at the park and it looked like so much fun. They had a dedicated member of staff to make sure they were having fun, there are birthday yurts where you can eat lunches and every time we saw them they were full of smiles. It’s a fabulous idea and definitely inspired us for Isla’s birthday in a few years time. 

2017 admission prices are below: 

On the day/Over the phone

Born to BeWILD (Under 92cm) Free
Almost WILD (92-105cm) £14.50
BeWILD Now (over 105cm) £16.50
Used to BeWILD (65 years+) £9.50

Online Advanced (up to the night before)

Born to BeWILD (Under 92cm) Free
Almost WILD
 (92-105cm) £13.50
BeWILD Now
 (over 105cm) £15.50
Used to BeWILD
 (65 years+) £8.50

Isla is just 105cm’s and was able to go on everything: including the slides / zip wire and the high tree top houses. I cannot recommend this adventure park enough, I think our big smiles say it all. For some fabulous deals and information on special school holiday activities check out BeWILDerwood on social media: FacebookPinterestTwitterYouTube and Instagram

My favourite photos from BeWILDerwood

 

Country Kids

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12 Comments
  • Sonia Cave
    February 22, 2017

    This looks like an amazing place to explore! I love the cute fairy like facepaints they are very subtle and pretty. I think my trio would love an adventure here #countrykidsfun

  • Fiona - Coombe Mill
    February 22, 2017

    This looks amazing. I have seen so many posts from here over the years but I’m sure they get better each time. I love your video, it really is a great insight into what you were doing. Those slides look great fun and I like how they have staff on hand to get the kids joining in the activities. Looks like your two were the perfect age to make the most of Bewilderwood. Wonderful photos to keep too.

    Thank You for Sharing with me on #CountryKids

  • What an amazing place to visit and sounds like there was so much to do and see. I love the look of the treehouses and the face painting and those slides sound fabulous 🙂 #countrykids

  • Heidi
    February 23, 2017

    Looks like you all had a great time. We’re just 25 minutes away from Bewilderwood and we love it there. Even my 12 year old still enjoys going! #countrykids

  • Mudpie fridays
    February 23, 2017

    This looks amazing, we viSited Norfolk in october and looked at this as i thought my 4 year old wpuld love it. But we had a newborn too and decided a buggy would t have worked. However i am defibately putting this on our list now for when they are older! #CountryKids

  • Karen (Stopping At Two)
    February 23, 2017

    This looks like so much fun!! Your photos are absolutely gorgeous.
    #countrykids

  • Kids of the Wild
    February 23, 2017

    This has been on our list for ages as wild granddad lives nearby – good to hear the age range as we put it off when C was younger. I almost didn’t want to read the post for spoilers but it looks and sounds like a great visit. #Countrykids

  • Nadine
    February 26, 2017

    Wow! This place looks absolutely amazing. I wish that we lived closer. it will definitely be going on our bucket list! great photos you got too! I’m going to see if I can track down a copy of the book Tom blofeld wrote! Think my boys will absolutely love it. Thanks so much for sharing this fun adventure. I enjoyed watching the video as well. #kcacols

  • Rainbows are too beautiful
    February 26, 2017

    Oh we don’t get up to Norfolk too often – shame as this place looks lovely. Thanks for sharing it with #kcacols and hope to see you there again this sunday.

  • Bread
    March 2, 2017

    This looks so much fun but it’s so far away! Definitely got to be part of a bigger trip for us! #kcacols

  • Mrs Morgan Plus 3
    March 3, 2017

    We go to Norfolk every year on holiday and have looked at this place we definately need to give it a go! #KCACOLS

  • I actually live in noRfolk and this little place is not too far from me. Its somewhEre i would love
    To take my daughter now that shes old enough. It looks amaZing, great revIew #KcacolS

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