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15/12/2014

Winter Wanderings and Natural Crafts


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 Okay so it's colder and muddier but our outdoor adventures certainly don't stop during the winter. I always feel if we don't find time to get outside at least every few days for a proper dose of fresh air that both the little man and I get major cabin fever and with the manic nature of this time of the year all I wanted to do was go to one of our favourite places - St Fagans - for some simple outdoor fun, jumping in puddles, checking out the allotments and seeing what grows during winter and walking down to the farm to say hello to the piglets which have grown loads.


St Fagans

St Fagans


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For those who don't know what St Fagans is - it's an outdoor museum based in South Wales - they have cottages and buildings of various ages you can explore, as well as allotments, vegetable gardens and landscaped spaces, a farmhouse and Italian gardens as well as a Castle and forested area all set out over acres of natural space.

I was also recently asked to create three Christmas hacks for Vita Coco Kids and as we often pack coconut water on our little outings as it's such a healthy and great way to keep hydrated and the little man loves it, I thought we would keep our hack simple, useful and nature based and they are all really child/toddler friendly and perfect for rainy day activities as well as being a gentle way to get into the festive spirit.

First up is Orange Tree Decorations which we have made every year and smell beautiful as well as adding some colour to the Christmas tree. Second is twig decorations which are perfect for hanging around the house and tree and also encourage you to go out on a family walk to find the twigs and then be creative at home by painting and customising them. Third is one of our favourite treats - fruit and nut chocolate balls which are also great as gifts. They turned my hacks into these handy instruction cards and thought I would share them with you. What are your top Christmas hacks and tips?


Christmas hacks
Christmas hacks
Easy Christmas hacks



Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

7 comments:

  1. Lovely images and really nice post. It brightened my Monday.

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  2. I agree your images are great, never been to St Fagan's before. Your christmas ideas are so much fun thanks for sharing xx

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  3. St Fagans sounds like a great place and I love your pictures! Love the twig star decoration :)

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  4. I love your photos (and your hacks). totally know what you mean about cabin fever too! x

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  5. It looks like the perfect place to get out and explore. It sounds like a fabulous learning experience for little man to find out what grows at this time of year as well as getting to see the piglets grow up. Thanks for linking up with Country Kids.

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  6. Such a lovely post and beautiful photographs, that twig star is such a cute idea!

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  7. love his little hat! such a cutie! x

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