Outdoor fun in the woods #CountryKids

We have a National Trust estate just on our doorstep, and it is one of those places we often find ourselves on a Sunday afternoon, come rain or shine. During the Easter holiday, we have been there a few times – to walk, to run, to collect interesting things and to just get some fresh air.

Gemma and Jacob always love to build things – on our latest trip they spent a long time collecting sticks to make a birds nest in the branch of a tree, and with Daddy’s help moved some larger sticks to make a den. 
Once that was done, there was a bit of jumping off things to be done!
There are always new things to explore on each visit. This time, we found 2 trees with a stump in the middle which was perfect for climbing on, Jacob spotted some sheep in the field at the bottom of the hill and Gemma found a nice patch of gloopy mud. Max really loves to watch everything that is going on, and it won’t be long before he can pop on a pair of wellies and join in!
We always end up bringing something home from our trips – Gemma and Jacob found some prickly shells, which were sneaked into the boot of the car and have now been ‘planted’ in the garden at home.
Jacob has a birthday coming up on Friday, so he found this stump, told me it was a ‘wishing tree’ and made his birthday wish. Now if only I knew what he had wished for..!
Have you been getting out and about in the Easter holidays? Have you got a National Trust estate near you? They really are fabulous places to spend an afternoon.
Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall


  1. April 19, 2014 / 1:09 pm

    Looks lovely and lots of fun. Love all the jumping action. #countrykids

    • April 19, 2014 / 1:24 pm

      Thank you – the kids love jumping lol!

  2. April 19, 2014 / 2:41 pm

    You can’t beat outside play! Love that you saw sheep too #countrykids

  3. April 19, 2014 / 4:43 pm

    I love the making a wish, if only they could share that wish! Looks like a lovely woods, you have inspired me to see if I can find a little time to visit ours tomorrow, I’m hoping the bluebells will be out.

    • April 20, 2014 / 3:33 pm

      Was thinking the same thing! Too cute! Hopefully he will drop you a few hints so you can get just the right gift! You can’t beat a few hours just being outdoors 🙂

  4. April 19, 2014 / 6:48 pm

    He is so concentrating on that wish! Great photos and love the one of Max watching and giggling x

  5. April 19, 2014 / 7:34 pm

    I love the wishing tree. I will find one and would also make a wish.

    All the faces in every photo, everyones smiling, laughing and enoying and I love it! #CountryKids

  6. April 19, 2014 / 10:20 pm

    You have such a beautiful family!! Your children look like such fun. What better way to spend a day than in the forest! x

  7. April 20, 2014 / 6:15 pm

    National Trust estates are so good for outdoor fun. It looks like you all had a really great time.
    Thanks for linking #LetKidsBeKids

  8. April 20, 2014 / 10:29 pm

    What gorgeous photos!! We only have one woodland type area to walk round which I think the kids a little bored of now, who can blame them!! Fab post hun #countrykids

  9. April 21, 2014 / 8:07 pm

    How lovely having somewhere like that on your door step, I hope you find out what he wished for 🙂 x #Carnival x

  10. April 23, 2014 / 10:38 am

    Great photos, looks like they really enjoyed themselves 🙂 x Char


  11. April 23, 2014 / 9:37 pm

    Oh this looks like such a great adventure!!! 🙂 #MadMidWeekBlogHop

  12. April 24, 2014 / 3:44 am

    Such a pretty family! x

    Loved the photos 🙂

  13. April 24, 2014 / 8:14 pm

    I love all of the photos, gorgeous family you have #bloggingmumscarnival

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