The sun was shining, the trees were bright green, the bluebells were everywhere and it all looked beautiful. The girls were in their element, they love nothing more than being free to run and roam especially Little 2 who loves to feel the wind in her hair! Little 1 immediately ran ahead after spotting dandelion clocks that she loves to pick and declared it was 3 o'clock.
As we meandered up through the woods the Little ones were on the look out for some 'special things'. They love to explore and collect bits and pieces like leaves, feathers, twigs, pine cones, daisies and buttercups and always bring home handfuls of 'treasures' from any stroll, even up to the supermarket. After loading their pockets and mine they spotted some wildlife, a ladybird that Little 1 was keen to pick up. She played with it on her fingers for a bit and then watched it in wonder as it took off and flew, I'm not sure she has seen one fly before.
|Time for a photo, hands full of 'treasures'.|
We strayed off the path and into the bluebells, the girls were keen to take a closer look and smell them up close, all around us was the scent of fresh bluebells. They were quite engrossed looking at them, 'They look like bells, Mummy' said Little 1.
We continued on up, racing each other to encourage little legs that were beginning to tire, and came across a den that we had to have a peep inside...
Little 1 was keen to run along some felled trees and practice her balancing and jumping skills, I tried to capture the shot but alas my old camera was not quite up to the job and the shots were a bit fuzzy, a new camera will definitely be on my christmas list this year.
We took the opportunity to look for some more mini beasts by over turning one of the smaller logs, we found a slug and lots of woodlice as well as a centipede. Little 1 wanted to hold a woodlouse, 'It's tickly' she said . Little 2 shrieked and dropped it when it walked on her, she didn't like it! We were sure to put everything back as we found it afterwards as we moved on.
By this time Little 2 was getting very tired, Granny and Grampy helped keep Little 2 going with a swing game that took her mind off her achy legs. Soon we were back down and heading for our dinner.
After hopping over to the Centre Parcs blog, our entry was inspired by Center Parcs' seasoned snapper, Rich Heath's tip:-
Squirrels, deer and swans are all residents at Center Parcs - why not see what nature is living right on your doorstep.
This is my entry to the Center Parcs and Tots100 May challenge. If i'm chosen I would like to visit Longleat Forest.