Saturday, 4 October 2014

An Autumn Walk

We are very lucky to have lots of parks and green spaces in and around the city we live in, so there is plenty of opportunities to go exploring. Sundays do not get much better than a long lazy morning of coffee, pancakes and newspapers followed by a nice family walk. A family walk can be enjoyed at any time of the year but I always think they are better during autumn and winter.

So, after a lazy Sunday morning last weekend we went off to explore Greenbank Park, a small but beautiful park that is ideal for little legs.

There has been lots of talk of autumn this past couple of weeks, as our eager toddler rushes home from pre-school to tell us all about how leaves are falling from trees and how painting with a conker is 'amazing '. So, off we went in search of more conkers and autumn leaves, for crafting during the week ahead.

After searching for fallen goodies, it was time to take a walk around the lake and feed the duck, with porridge oats of course (bread is bad for ducks). I love how the simple things can put a smile on my daughters face.

Oh, we fed the swans too

After free time to run around and play on the rocket ship in the playground, it was time to go home, have a warm drink and watch the football and read some of our favourite autumn themed books.

Our conkers were used for painting and making little conker men with googly eyes and our leaves were used to make these cute little autumn leaf hedgehogs. My daughter got a little bored of the autumn colours and decided to make a funky feathered hedgehog too

What have you been getting up to so far this autumn?

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