We have been so lucky to have three awesome adventures away from home so far this Autumn. We spent a night at Alton Towers Resort for a close friend’s birthday, 8 days at Golden Sands in Mablethorpe for our family holiday, and 3 nights away with friends at Chessington World of Adventures as an early celebration of Amber’s 6th birthday. We are all worn out but have had so many amazing experiences and adventures together!
We started the month of September off with a lovely day out with some schooled friends – Sarah, Alica and Saule. We met at Pooley Country Park for a lovely day of picnic, making ladybird homes, scooting and bridge and den building in the woods
We also had lots of fun cooking st home.
Alfie and I went book bench hunting, and had an explore of the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter.
Poppy was very glad to get back to her Monday gymnastics class.
Lots of fun playing in Beacon Park with friends afterwards too.
We had a lovely meet at Jack’s Wood with amazing friends.
Followed by Active Gym class for all three children at Oak Park Active Living Centre.
We had fun swimming with friends, then trying out natural paints Poppy made from plants, mud and other substances.
We had a lovely play date at our friends’ house.
A fantastic day at Wolseley Home Ed Explorers.
Alfie and I found the last book benches over the weekend, as well as a visit to Mr Singh’s pizza parlour and Nanny and Grandad. We also all went to the Herbert Museum and Art Gallery in Coventry for the Lego exhibition, and to explore all the galleries.
A major milestone occurred that weekend too. Amber lost her first teeth! Not one but two teeth out in the same night!
Back to gymnastics on the Monday, followed by park fun with friends.
Tuesday was Chase group, where the topic was gears and pulleys. We enjoyed making our own cardboard gears, as well as playing outside with friends. Later we went to our other gymnastics class at Oak Park.
The following day was the Tamworth Not Back to School picnic. We had a lovely day with friends, playing in the sunshine
The next day, Amber made chocolate chip cookies
We took some to meet up with lots of HE friends at Wildwood Park. We had never been to this park before, but the kids loved it.
Lots of card making ensued, ready for the birthday of a little girl who is practically family.
We had a wonderful couple of days celebrating Violet’s birthday We started with a day at Peak Wildlife Park.
Followed by a special birthday dinner, and a night in the resort hotel.
The next day we had a wonderful day at Alton Towers.
Back home for gymnastics the next day.
Followed by swimming with friends.
Followed by a day at Hednesford Park with lovely friends – another new park for us.
We then headed off to Golden Sands holiday park in Mablethorpe for a wonderful family holiday by the sea. We were really lucky with the weather too.
We stopped off at Belton House NT on the way. It had the most amazing adventure playground.
We had a wonderful time on holiday, and the caravan was really nice. The beach was just across the road, and there was a great arcade for spending all our 2ps. We also all enjoyed the swimming pool with a flume that all the kids (and me!) loved. The weather was perfect for kite flying too.
The sand train to Mablethorpe town beach was fantastic. It even took us into the water!
We had a lovely time at Mablethorpe Seal Sanctuary.
A fantastic day exploring Tattershall Castle with the audio guide.
A fantastic time at Natureland Seal Sanctuary, and exploring Skegness, where the girls made a friend on the park on the seafront and played happily for ages. We even fitted in a curry at the local curry house, Khushis.
We had a lovely day in Lincoln, and explored the medieval bishops’ palace with our audio guides.
On the way home, we stopped at the Workhouse at Southwell, where we learnt all about workhouse life.
Home again briefly!
Back to gymnastics and park with friends.
A lovely meet up with friends at Jack’s Wood, followed by more gymnastics.
Then off on our travels again, with a night at YHA Jordans.
Followed by two days at the Chessington Safari Hotel in a Penguins of Madagascar room for Amber’s early birthday treat with friends.
What an unbelievably amazing Autumn it has been so far!