So we are avid believers in spending time outdoors, even when it's cold and overcast , going outdoors and breathing in fresh air really lifts the spirits and best of all it's can be a great way to keep active and entertain a toddler in a natural, inspiring and often free or frugal way. Children need very little encouragement to enjoy the wonders of nature and even a short stroll to a local park or a bike ride can become a real adventure.
Our outdoor pursuits have slightly changed in routine since we have been without a car for nearly 3 months now, so we have been staying fairly local more than ever and relying on public transport which is really fun in it's own right. We have also been spending time exploring and playing around in our new garden, we have discovered that we have a bit of cat problem, don't get us wrong, we love cats, just not when they are using our garden at there own personal litter box, so every time we have spied them through our kitchen window we have run out and done a silly dance, yes they probably do think we are weird but hey we bought our house to play in the garden and not have to dodge cat poo every second step we make.
|Mr A enjoying the swing in our new garden|
We also managed to squeeze in a lovely bike ride this week in-between the downpours of rain, as well as a trip to the farm (next week's post). We are lucky enough to have a countryside park a 15min bus ride away and it has a great traffic free cycle track running through it as well as a large pond which normally has ducks, although on this occasion did not although we enjoying looking for them anyway.
The countryside park also has a lovely play park area which we managed to get some climbing fun before the rain came in. I can't get over how much Mr A is growing and can use the rope bridge on his own.
A always our favourite time of the day is the time we spend outside. We didn't spend any money this week on our outdoor adventures and we packed a little lunch to the countryside park. We have invested in a really good waterproof suit as well (we be featured soon) and this has helped tons on those wetter days - I recommend getting one.
We have joined this post in with Country Kids linky - a great linky if you love spending time outside with your little ones