Now all three children are at school getting together to play outside has become harder. During the week the twins are worn out with school and the big boy has homework and after school clubs. The weekends have become more precious than ever as a time to let loose and explore the great outdoors.
Today we headed off to Alice Holt woodland in Farnham. After a busy morning rushing around it felt like the perfect place to go and spend a few hours.
We followed the easy access trail which is an 1.5 mile figure of 8 that dips in and out of the woods.
The children had all been a bit tired and grumpy before we set off but they were soon racing through the woods, balancing on logs, picking the last of the season’s blackberries and generally having a lovely time.
I would say I am a seaside person but today the woods felt perfect and it was just a shame that we didn’t have time to linger for longer, instead having to rush back into life with kids parties to go to, dinner to cook and other tasks.
It reminded me though that even on the busiest of days making time to be outdoors, playing and exploring as a family always makes me feel better. Tomorrow I hope we can spend a whole day playing and exploring. I can’t wait!
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