Its been one of those weekends. Loads of boring adult jobs to do and the kids getting quite fed up. On Saturday afternoon we tried to take them to a planned ‘fun day’ at a local park which was closing (2 hours early) as we arrived due to a low turnout, so wasn’t that much fun!
More jobs on Sunday morning and the kids were getting very bored, there was only one thing for it – time for a National Trust afternoon! The closest place to us is Basildon Park which has some lovely gardens and grounds with fun things to find and games for the children.
My kids just love the deck chairs though and have to test out all the empty ones as we walk round! These were the first two we found.
When we managed to drag these two away from their deck chairs we found some building bricks. The children (and Daddy) were very excited about building the biggest tower ever!
We finally had two happy children! After the big build we had quite a few games of giant connect four, explored a small maze (I think it was designed for children!) and found some sticks. My children love collecting sticks and giant leaves! We looked at and smelled the beautiful flowers which my daughter loves (but she did get a bit scared of the bees today).
We had a lovely long walk around the grounds, and played hide and seek in the long grass. the kids chased each other, laughed a lot and generally enjoyed all the freedom they were allowed!
We then treated ourselves to a bit of delicious cake in the tea room. I then gave them some bubble mixture which they loved and played with for ages. Chasing bubbles that I blew for them and blowing their own. My daughter was very patient helping her little brother and showing him how to do it!
We had a great afternoon and I think we made it up to the children for the boring start to the weekend!