Thursday, 24 July 2014

Deer at Attingham Park

Last week, my sister asked if I could pick something up for her in Shrewsbury. With it being over an hour there and another hour back, we decided to make a day of it as she was paying for fuel. Grandma had a day off, so joined the girlies and myself. After a look around on geocaching.com (I am not as addicted as it looks, honest!) we saw two areas that looked like a great walk. We settled on Attingham Park, which is a national Trust park, so we knew it would be good. We packed a packed lunch, and was set to spend the day with a walk of around 2-3 miles. This turned into around 5 miles... whoops!
We had Uncle N stay with us from Oman for a few days, so the girls were exhausted after lots of late nights. (But if we stayed inside, they would have caused havoc.) J was insisting on a very short walk, so wanted to cram in our usual woodland activities in quickly, and went running off into bushes to hide for 'hide and seek'  running into stinging nettles.... with shorts..
This resulted in a huge tantrum, and a search for a doc leaf... it took about 10 minutes to find one, but when we did it was huge.... It took several leaves to take the 'hurt' away, and another to stiff in her sock...
 

She only snapped out of her bad, irritable mood, when we found a small stream with stepping stones. She was able to play on these for a good 5 minutes whilst I grabbed a cache nearby, and watched as she almost slipped...
 
She was finally in a happier place, and was exploring the surroundings again. Here there is many HUGE tree's.... so big that we couldn't hug them, or all four of us linking arms, still wouldn't reach half way around the trees.


...and the paths were ideal for the pushchair that we tagged along expecting S to get tired, I would expect this to be ideal for J to ride her bike when she has learnt....
 
 
On the search for a geocache I headed into 7ft high stinging nettles.... thankfully I was skilled enough not to get stung.. :-)
 
 
We then headed to a different area of the park which we didn't know was here.... so was excited to see them close up. The girls were under strict advice to stay to the mowed paths to not stress the deer out, and S decided she had enough of walking, and wanted to go back in the buggy.

 
J was amazed at how close and how many deer there actually was around us... and the deer were curious about the girls...
 

Whilst having a little break for another geocache, J took a well earned rest on the front of the buggy to watch the deer.
 
 
Once in the deer park, we had to continue on the path, or double back on ourselves... so we were committed to a longer then expected walk. J did fantastic at the 5 mile walk, and S managed around 3 miles before giving up, so once back at the house, they were treated to an ice lolly as the rain came....


We have had yet ANOTHER great day at a national trust place, so think a membership is certainly on the cards...  and if you are in the area with an urge for a nice walk, or an afternoon tea, (they looked awesome!) I would certainly recommend Attingham Park.
 
 
Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

17 comments:

  1. You said Shrewsbury. Shrewsbury, PA? That's right up the road from here so maybe this part is close to me. I'll have to check into it. Following you on bloglovin now but if you have a facebook blog page let me know. Angela @ Time with A & N

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    1. Thank you. Yes, just south east of Shrewsbury :-) would recommend. :-) If you do go, id love to hear how you enjoyed it. :-)

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  2. Sounds like a fab day, u need to buy some aloe vera gelly thats takes hurts away x

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    1. We do need some of that special jelly/gelly for our out and about bag.

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  3. That sounds like a lovely day out, despite the nettles.
    Thanks for linking #LetKidsBeKids

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    1. It certainly was a lovely day. Thank you.

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  4. What a beautiful day and such a unique outing! I just love deer... so peaceful.

    Nettles aren't fun but at least there were lots of awesome aspects about the outing.

    Thanks for sharing (and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop).

    Wishing you a lovely weekend.
    xoxo

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    1. Thank you. It was a great day despite the nettles, but she will learn... one day!

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  5. What a lovely day out - despite the nettles :) Love the last photo with the ice lolly, what a great expression! #CountryKids

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  6. It looks like a lovely place to visit. So many games to play in woods too. I've learnt my lesson and always carry a cream for bites and stings. We've done walks with children in miserable moods. Not fun! #CountryKids

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  7. That looks like such a fun outing. How neat to see all of those deer!

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  8. Such a great day out! The girls did well walking such a distance and the photos of the deer are beautiful. Thanks for linking up and sharing your fun with Country Kids.

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  9. Oh poor mite. Nettles are horrible! It looks like the ice lolly made up for it though. Lovely pictures of the deer. We also saw deer last week too! #countrykids

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  10. What a wonderful place to visit apart from the stinging nettles! Looks like you had a great day x

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  11. Sounds like a nice day. Your girls did well walking so far! Love the photo of the deer, great shot.

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  12. That looks like you had a super day, other than the nettles! Lovely photos :) #Countrykids

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  13. I was so surprise when my son read the deer park sign! I am so delighted that he can read it! He is 4 =P

    He loves the photo of the deers too as he is on my lap while I am reading your post #countrykids

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