The National Trust have launched a new list of fifty things to do before you are 11 3/4 and many of the sites have activities on throughout the summer to help you fulfil some of the challenges on the list. We visited Sizergh Castle, where there was pond dipping and bug box building, den building and kite and badge making.
Although this year both my children are older than this I firmly believe you are never too old to play with sticks and mud and kites.
As demonstrated by two parents both over 11 3/4 making a kite which they then played with very happily whilst the children waited to go and eat cake..........
and whilst this post isn't an advert for the National Trust I must recommend a trip to Acorn Bank
which is currently home to the most amazing wool art installation.
there are patterns to download so you can create your own wooly woods, or contribute to this one.
There were oh so many wonderful creatures and flowers,
my children teased me that I had taken 6 million photos.
They were exaggerating, it was only 5 million.............
I couldn't decide which to post, I could choose them all.....
or even decide upon a favourite.
I may have to go back and take some more photographs just in case I missed anything.
then I'll decide which I like best!