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A day at Hatchlands Park

Today we made great use of our National Trust membership with a visit to Hatchlands Park. The house wasn’t open but the wonderful parkland was and we took a picnic and stayed all day. Our first stop was the Sylvanian Families trail.

Hatchlands ParkDespite his face in this photo he enjoyed looking for the clues.

Hatchlands ParkThere were wooden sculptures of our favourite characters too.

Hatchlands ParkWe ate our picnic in front of the house and the children were overjoyed to find lots of space hoppers to play with. They bounced around and burnt off lots of energy.

Hatchlands ParkWe managed to stop the children from bouncing long enough to take some new family photos, I think this is my favourite!

Hatchlands ParkWe loved our day at Hatchlands Park. It’s really well known for its bluebells which we didn’t manage to see and apparently there are some fairy doors hidden in the woods too. Plenty of things for our next visit.

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Ruislip Lido

After our hectic 2 days in Blackpool we stayed local today with a trip to the Lido. We’re working on getting rid of Big Brother’s stabilisers. He loves his bike and was happy to cycle the 2.5 km around the Lido whilst Little Sis scooted.

IMG_1806We stopped half way round so the children could play in the park and we had an ice cream too.


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Blackpool Pleasure Beach

We woke up bright and early and after a big breakfast we headed to Blackpool Pleasure Beach and Nickelodeon Land. We met Dora!

IMG_1801We went on lots of rides and the children experienced their first roller coaster – which wasn’t quite so successful!

IMG_1769We also stopped and joined in with story time with Poppy Cat.

IMG_1779Both the children enjoyed themselves. We had a lovely lunch and we tried to go on every ride we could. There was lots of this

IMG_1777Unfortunately then we had to head home with lots left unseen. We’ll have to go back another day!

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