Forest fun and Winter Wonderland


cute toddler

As a break from the house move I promised the little man we would have a fun day out and take him to the winter wonderland in town. We always spend at least an hour outdoors each day anyway so it's great that Cardiff also has a large park and green space called Bute Park, which is huge and has many dimensions to it, it's a very natural space with wooden sculptures and no plastic play park area. We really enjoyed rolling around in all the leaves, finding sticks, pretending to be pirates and spotting squirrels.

natural childhood

There really is something wonderful about a sea and of fallen autumn leaves, I love how they crunch under my feet and besides summer is one of my favourite parts of the year, there is so much change in natural and it's wonderful to share it with the little man.

Bute Park

After we had a really good run around in the park we made out way to Winter Wonderland, I was not sure what would be suitable for the little man but if anything we would at least have a nice hit chocolate to warm up at one of the german inspired Christmas market stands.

Mr A couldn't wait and ran pretty much all the way to winter wonderland. As John was not with us and Mr A has never been ice-skating before we held back on that until we can came again in a few weeks as a family and take him ice-skating together, but he was still fascinated watching the skaters, as well as all the Christmas decorations.

winter wonderland

There was a lovely large wooden nutcracker and a very fast Ferris Wheel. We opted to ride the carousel  together which was a lot of fun, as we shared a horse that went up and down and Mr A laughed the whole time.

Winter wonderland

There was also a slower Santa train which Mr A went on his own, at first he was not too sure but as he was sitting on a tractor, I told him to pretend he was driving it and his fears were dispelled. Overall we had a lovely break from the new house and a lovely outdoor adventure in the city.

Santa train

I have joined this post with Coombe Mills Country Kids linky - a great linky for families who like to spend time outdoors

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall


  1. Lovely photos! Looks like you both had a lovely time =)

  2. What a great adventure outdoors, full of nature and plenty of festive activities too. Thanks for linking up and sharing your fab photos with Country Kids.

  3. Gorgeous photos, love all the leaves! Looks like lots of fun. The Winter Wonderland looks fabulous :) #CountryKids

  4. Such a lovely day out with your little man. What gorgeous photos.


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