So, diving straight in, today Luke was volunteering at the CAB. As Wareham (quaintly) closes early on a Wednesday, we decided to go to nearby Upton House Country Park, which has the advantage of being free - even the car park. Upton is a great afternoon out anyway, but as it happens, today was their annual Family Fun Day, with lots of great activities.
We saw a real live bat (and batman!), which Grace was very excited about as she and Luke like to sing "Twinkle, twinkle little bat".
They had catered for all ages, so Jude and Grace were both able to make paper butterflies, and Jude flapped her butterfly's wings for the rest of the day.
|Jude's top, Grace's bottom|
We had a bit of an issue with a worker at the Mini-beasts stand, who kept breaking off from speaking to Grace to talk to any adult who passed by, leaving her waiting for about 10 minutes for an answer to a her detailed spider questions, but the day was saved by the spider expert himself, who spent lots of time with her talking about tarantulas and showing her their shed skin.
|A shed tarantula skin - the box with the |
blue lid contained a live tarantula!
There was also storytelling, mural making, face-painting (the queue was too long!), resuscitation training, an obstacle course and a lovely shaded spot under the trees with blankets and baby toys. There seems to be so much on for children this summer we are looking forward to a lot more days out!