Saturday 20 July 2013

#CountryKids in the River Kent

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

With the end of term approaching there weren't going to be many opportunities for after school swimming in the river at Staveley so on Tuesday I made sure that the children's swimming things were in the car. It was another hot day so they were very pleased to get in and cool off:

There a couple of tempting rope swings that others have put above the river:

My son hasn't yet had the confidence to have a proper go:

Big sister has no such fear:

He did get brave enough to get this far into the water:

Big sister went further and actually swam:

We are very lucky to have a safe swimming spot that the children can use in hot weather under adult supervision. There are plenty of stories in the news about people dying when swimming in unsafe places but hopefully my children know to watch out for warning signs.


  1. Wow, that looks amazing! We live next to the Thames which is nice for a paddle and crabbing but nothing like that, looks like something out of an Enid Blyton book!! :)

  2. Its a dangerous river when its been raining as fast flowing and deep, but kiddy paradise in summer! I learnt to canoe and sail on Thames at Marlow ;-)

  3. Coombe Mill (Fiona)20 July 2013 at 19:45

    Just what we have been doing these past few weeks, even I have been in the river here at Coombe Mill! A great alternative to the beach. Lovely photos Becky.

  4. over an hour to a beach for us so this is better :-) looking forward to week by the sea on our holidays though :-)

  5. sabrina montagnoli21 July 2013 at 00:21

    Great way to keep cool in this summer sun!

  6. Wish I'd had my swim stuff with me!


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