Another rainy day yesterday where we didn’t really do much. The kids played, watched TV and we all read some library books. Jasmine read two books to me (Sea Anemones and Earthworms), Thomas read some of the Magnetism book and a bit from the Space Vehicles book and I even got Ben reading the book I chose for him (because it has his name in it!) And both Thomas and I ready Wacky Wednesday out loud to everyone. The kids love that one!
Today was much nicer weather-wise, so we had a much needed day out. We went to Tulley’s Farm Puzzle Park and Maize Maze. We’ve never been before but I had heard good things about it and it isn’t very expensive or too far from us. And I knew the kids would be keen when I told them there was a maze as they do love a good maze!
We had a great day We spent around an hour and a half in the maze! The kids had little challenge booklets to collect stamps from around the maze and Thomas took charge first. He did quite well and we collected a couple of stamps, but he soon decided it was too hard and we were just walking round in circles. To be honest that is exactly how it felt to me too! However Gordon assured us we weren’t and as soon as he took over leading we had collected a couple more stamps and found our way into the little refreshment stand in the middle We are very lucky that he has such a good sense of direction!After an ice cream and a rest we set off once again and found a couple more stamps fairly easily. However the last two were trickier and after spending what seemed like another half an hour (but was probably only 10/15 minutes!) searching for one we decided enough was enough and it was time to admit defeat! On talking to staff afterwards though 6 out of 7 stamps is pretty good going so I think we can be proud of that
The rest of the time there was spent in the puzzle park. We raced ducks in a water game, wore ourselves out on pedal go-karts and then recovered while enjoying a leisurely tractor ride. The kids went on a barrel train thing, climbed and crawled through straw bales and went on the trampolines. We walked through the Secret Forest and found our fortune, and then went on the go-karts again!
We really did have a great day! There was loads we didn’t do today (frisbee golf anyone?!) so it will definitely be added on to our “places to go” list for the future