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A Picnic, a Crab and a Great Time on the Swings!

Posted on: June 20, 2014


So this weekend we took it upon ourselves to visit somewhere new.  The sun was shining and it seemed like the perfect day to take a trip and do a little exploring.  We got the car all packed up; a picnic, some action figures, sunscreen and hats in hand.  After a hot car journey (but with plenty of cows, sheep and even llamas to entertain along the way) we arrived on the West Cumbrian coast.

It wasn’t long before we were making sandcastles and dipping our toes in the sea, as cold as it was!  We had our lunch on the beach, with only minimal sand getting into the ham sandwiches and with only one biscuit lost when being fed to a crab.  After the food and all of the questions about the sea attention started to wonder and a run around on a play area was needed.  Close to the beach was a small but great looking playground, all grass and all timber made.

Inevitably on such a nice spring day, it was filled with other families but there was enough playground equipment to keep everybody happy.  My son loved it! He was straight off onto the slide.  There was also a team swing which he had never seen before but made good use out of with a couple of other children (which grew into a small crowd once others caught wind of how much fun they were having).   There was also some timber climbing apparatus which he was a bit more hesitant about and just watched the older children play on for a while before heading back for another go on the swing!

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After the playground (which was a bit of struggle to tear him away from) was the aquarium, which was not too big and not too small.  Questions came about all the different types of fish and which fish were in the sea that we had just been in and then why didn’t we just go into the sea instead of inside the aquarium to see them?

As is quite often the case, when it was time to pack up and leave we were met with a few moans and groans but the sun was starting to set and we had to get home. The weather held out for us which was wonderful.  The journey back was filled with fewer questions, just a request to go back to the playground tomorrow.

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