OK so the time has come to think ahead. Only 3 weeks to go. As usual I asked the kids what they wanted to do, after all it is THEIR break from school. So what did they choose?
A trip on a train
No surprises for guessing this was Matthew’s first choice! We live halfway between Reading and Guildford, the trains run past our house so I might combine this with a shopping trip…
Easy enough! The river Blackwater is across the train tracks so we can relax with a picnic then go on a nature walk.
Time with cousins (and hopefully a sleepover!)
It is safe to say the kids adore each other, they are so close in age which is fab planning from me and Hel! We haven’t tried a sleepover before but I’m hoping that we can organise it this summer!
My aim is to take Matthew and Anya over to the park once a week to improve their balance and stamina on their bikes
Buy a paddling pool
The kids adore the baby pool that I have left at Mum and Dad’s from when they were little. But now the time has come to get a bigger one so I’m on the look out! Let me know if you have any recommendations!
Anya would be happy if we just went from town to town visiting only the playground and nothing else!
Sleep in a tent in the garden
I want the children to try sleeping in a tent. Matthew has been practicing tent pitching this month at Beavers so camping skills is something I want us all to develop. I haven’t been camping in about 15 years and it opens up more days out or weekends away, plus I’d like to go to a festival as I’ve never been to one and there are so many family friendly ones!