With the unreliability of the British summer we have to grab all the outdoor opportunities we can! So yesterday being so hot we went straight from after school club to the park, only nipping into the Spar to buy ice creams on the way.
At first the children were content in the play area whilst I read a book. Then the river lured them across the recreation ground:
|Staveley recreation ground|
Luckily there is a convenient bench for a grown up to relax on whilst the children enjoyed the shallow waters. They lasted an amazingly long time in water that gave them goosebumps:
The only thing to be done was run back across the grass to warm up and dry off:
|Barefoot on the grass|
They both needed some more play time in the park before they finally let me take them home for tea at 7PM! Let's hope we get more post school play times like this, think I need to carry towels and spare clothes in the car just in case...