The initial plan was to look for conkers, my kids are obsessed with conker hunting at the moment and they love foraging in woods for them. However, as we wandered through the trees (or magical forest as they call it) we came across a couple of dens! They had been started by some hardy folk and they had done a marvellous job. Eva and Luca decided they needed 'adding to' and so began the construction. I was actually surprised at how strong Eva was, some of those logs were really heavy! She enjoyed being the foreman and Luca contented himself with building campfires. Even Ollie, my parents handsome poodle joined in.
We had a lovely stroll through the woods to the river after our building, it was a lovely warm autumn day and the park was nice and peaceful. We followed this with a run about in the play park. A fabulous way to spend a few hours quality time.
We ended the day with a trip to nearby Blyth beach and a delicious ice cream from Ciccarelli's.
Blue bubblegum for Luca, chocolate for Eva, Snickers for me and Creme Brulee for my dad. Their ice cream is fabulous and as they do not use freezers, it is all freshly made on the premises each day. They have so many flavours it is difficult to choose, which just means a return trip for us!
Check out the website and you will be spoilt for choice. There are lots of autumn activities coming up in Plessey Woods with lots of outdoor fun for the children. All details are on the website above.