This week we had a day out at Manydown Family Fun. I love it there. Its such a simple, fun place for the kids to enjoy. It was lovely and quiet as well as schools have only just broken up, so plenty of space for the kids to run about and climb on things.
We arrived close to lunchtime (as I’d been unsure as to whether Bodhi was a bit under the weather – we decided to chance it) so had our picnic not long after we arrived. However, sitting very close to the climbing straw bales the children didn’t sit for long and were soon off climbing that, singing I’m the king of the castle when they got to the top.
Next to do was the little farm trail. There were some lovely little piglets to watch along with some goats that kept trying to nudge the little piggies out the way with their horns. Poor things, they were only little. I’d bought some animal feed when we came in and I finally managed to coax Charley to feed some of the greedy goats. One of them even managed to get the empty feed bag and eat that too!
Then it was off to the animal handling barn where there were gorgeous little fluffy ducklings, guinea pigs and rabbits to hold and stroke. I’m personally a bit nervous of little (and big) fluffy things in case their big teeth pop out but Charley really enjoyed. I can see that at some point soon we’re going to get pleads for a little fluffy thing!
Then after a walk around some more of the animal fields the children headed out into the play areas.
Charley went into the fenced off area that had little kitchens, sandpits and big building blocks which meant Bodhi could actually do some playing too. It’s so lovely to see them play happily together.
Then the children headed over to the tall soft slide. It looked quite steep to me but Charley managed to climb up the steps by herself and then launched herself down it, several times. There was me thinking she’d be a bit anxious when she got to the top but nope, she didn’t show any sign of being scared.
A rest in the sun
The children finally left the big slide to have a go on the tractor trailer ride. Bodhi had fallen asleep at this point so one of my friends kindly took Charley on the ride with her boys while I stayed with Bodhi, sitting in the lovely afternoon sun. A rare treat indeed if only for about 15 minutes.
It was then on to the trampolines which are set into the ground, these kept the children entertained pretty much until we left. It was a great day out, hopefully we can go back later in the summer.