We went to Center Parcs this week (which only partly explains a blogging lapse - the previous week I found I didn't have anything to say).
It was a fab 5 days. The kids loved it. Swimming, wildlife, swimming, cycling, playgrounds, swimming. We had booked up a couple of activities (mini farm, horse and carriage ride) but apart from that we tootled about.
The little house was lovely, with french doors looking out into the woodland. Regular visitors included many squirrels and ducks, some rabbits, and a doe and a fawn. Amazing.
This was the view from our patio.
It rained a fair bit, but we carried on regardless. The girls were dry enough in the bike trailer, and Freddie loves the rain anyway. I really enjoyed the cycling, though my dreams of regular family bike rides were dashed by Freddie's announcement on the last day that he doesn't like cycling as it hurts his legs. Humph.
The mini farm was great. The kids fed kune kune pigs, chickens, turkeys (including a noisy one called Freddie, ha!), goats, sheep, guinea pigs and giant rabbits. We all really enjoyed it.
(this is the only photo we have with the five of us. It's only been 2 years since Meg was born!)
On the horse and carriage ride. It was our only dry day, and we saw some sun for a change.
The kids enjoyed the swimming so much that we'll take them every weekend,if they want to. And we hope to go to Center Parcs again next year, if we can work it into our budget.