” You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth” – Kahlil Gibran
I haven’t shared a living arrows post for some time now but we’re back and linking up with lovely Donna from What the Redhead said this week with a few photo’s from our most recent trip to the beautiful Westonbirt Arboretum last week.
Luke was working away in London the previous weekend so we was very pleased he was able to take a day off during the week for some very much deserved down time, the guys have been run off their feet with work recently, and a very much needed relaxed family day out. Of course it’s fantastic they have a lot of work on but the longer hours are tough, bitter sweet I suppose.
Little Monkey and I had actually visited the arboretum just a few days before with her Nana Brushneen for the Gruffalo event, Dawn had been before but it was our first visit and I was so impressed with the sheer beauty of the grounds, the facilities and how child friendly the arboretum is I requested we go back with Luke to explore some more.
It was a beautiful, fresh and sunny day and the open, calm atmosphere at the arboretum was perfect for a more relaxed day out. The staff we met on arrival were so friendly and helpful and when we entered on request of little monkey we headed straight for the playground where she enjoyed navigating the play ship, tunnels and of course the slide, in fact we all enjoyed it!
We packed a picnic for lunch which we enjoyed outside on the picnic benches as the sun was still shining, there’s plenty of seating which I loved! We then went to explore more of the arboretum which is just absolutely gorgeous, we all love to be out and about in the fresh air and the stunning grounds offers so much to discover and very enjoyable walks, I can’t wait to visit again in the upcoming weeks to see the changing colours of the trees. Little lady had so much fun collecting sticks, fallen leaves and pine cones.
We managed to go slightly off track when heading to the Gruffalo forest which Luke found hilarious as I’d literally been there a few days before – but this time there was no signs directing you to the Gruffalo which was my defence haha! Taking the long way round paid off though as we really enjoyed seeing more of the arboretum and little lady sneaked a 10 min nap!
She woke just as we reached the Gruffalo forest where we walked the trail and found the Gruffalo and friends. It was an inexpensive day out as we took a picnic and spent most of the day at the arboretum. All three of us had such a lovely time and will be looking forward to our next visit.
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