Tuesday 30 October 2012

A Wet Day at Whinlatter

Life Unexpected

We didn't let rain stop us from a return visit to Whinlatter today. Having received our Ambassador car pass we roped in my parents and some visiting relatives to come along with us. Despite the rain the car park was pretty full with people of all ages wrapped up against the wet!

First of all we warmed up with hot drinks in Siskins cafe:

Then we headed out to the Wild Play area for some fun that the grown ups joined in too! Some equipment was a bit too wet for the kids but there was plenty that wasn't:

Some of the favourite parts where were the family had to work as a team to either make water flow or stop. The children didn't seem to mind getting even wetter doing it:

Then all 3 generations had fun with the pulley systems on the gravel pit:

This was a mucky job but lots of fun and rewarding when the gravel came flying back out!

The rain meant that we all piled into one car to eat our picnics and couldn't use the nice new picnic area by the cafe. It amused the children to sit in the boot altogether. Afterwards we headed off to do a Squirrel Scurry and this time actually found squirrel no 6:

Another quick session in Wild Play was followed by a final round of hot drinks in the cafe. Everyone agreed that it had been a great day despite the weather and that we will be back soon. There will be some hits of the Forestry Commission website to find out which forests are nearer to other people's homes.

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  1. Looks like fun! I try to not let rain stop me and my doing stuff, afterall, at this time of year, if you avoid doing things because of the rain, you'd never get out of the house ha ha. Glad you had a good time.

  2. It's fab! Just glad we have decent outdoor gear :-)

  3. Well done all of you for making a wet day into a great outdoor adventure. I bet the kids will remember picnicing in the car boot for years to come! Looks like there is plenty to do between the showers, I think the forestry commission has a lot to offer these days. Thank you for sharing on Country Kids.

  4. Looks like great fun. I think I'd have had trouble getting my boys out of the play area.

  5. I can't wait to explore the forests a little more with The Boy, he certainly loved our little trip earlier. It's pretty amazing that they have all those different exploratory sections in it. I'm off to check out our nearest one!

    Popping over from Country Kids

  6. I am jealous of that hot chocolate, looks like a lovely day out

  7. I love the fact you made a great day of it despite the weather.We have so much more fun (ask my 7 year old daughter) when it's wet outside.


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