Friday, 17 October 2014

The best of both worlds... Formby beach

Last weekend the weather was glorious, and Daddy was off work, and he had enough energy to go out with the girls. We don't often get out and about now J is at school, and with the commitments of dancing and swimming lessons, so took advantage of the free Saturday afternoon. We headed off to one of my favourite National trust places, Formby beach. Its the best of both worlds, the forest and the beach.... my favourite two places to go with the girlies for fresh air.
We started in the woods, and soon found some HUGE leaves, unfortunately we didn't have out leaf bucket with us to collect, but we still had fun playing around and hiding behind them.

and S attempted to carry it around, it did get dropped shortly after though...
We also found a big 'den' that we went to explore, there were lots of wasp looking flies so we didn't stay for too long....
The next corner we walked around, we stumbled across a natural playground....
...the girls enjoyed looking for a stick to make music...

..and found a magnified glass... S especially like this, and soon called J over to explore it too...

 J wanted to go around the tree obstacle course, but with it being wet, it was slippery, and she was hesitant as she wanted to hold on to us, with some encouragement she, did have a go, and she made it all around....
...and was so proud when she completed it....
...after the play area corner, we found some puddles, as the girls were equipped with wellies they were allowed to splash.
 ...but S managed to splash so big, she splashed onto her tights, which she didn't like... we were leaving the woods, J realised just how high the trees are, we didn't see any red squirrels on our walk today, but we did keep our eyes open.

After the woods, we headed down to the beach, and grabbed an ice cream enroute... 
...this was a challenge for S, as we had to climb the sand hill first to reach the beach... we reached the top of the hill, we saw a big rain cloud coming across the sea, and the rain falling, we decided to watch it come closer, whilst we finished our ice creams, but due to the rain, we didn't hang around for long....

...J was thrilled that we were on the beach...
...and happily posed with her sister, you can see the rain falling behind them...

..there is something soothing about a beach with stormy weather approaching.... S had got bored with eating her ice cream, and knew we were limited on time, she dived into the sandcastle building equipment, and had fun building a few.... unfortunately my camera battery died around this point, so we couldn't capture the final result...
We made it back to the car just as it started to rain, and the rain followed us all the way home for the 90 minute drive. The rain and the sun was happy to provide many rainbows to entertain the girls throughout the journey.
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  1. Love photos and what a wonderful place to spend an afternoon. Looks like you all had a lot of fun :-)

    1. Thank you, it is the perfect place for lots of fun, its a shame its so far away so we cant go often.

  2. This looks like a great family day out, I love the bond between S and J. It's a shame you didn't get to spend much time at the beach but it's great that you all got to go out as a family and enjoy some outdoors fun together. Thanks for linking up with Country Kids.

    1. Thank you, that's my best bit, that al 4 of us managed the day out together. :-) so daddy can see the mischief and fun the girls get up to, and join in too. x

  3. Looks great! I love having the beach & forest close too. Who finished off S's ice-cream? X

    1. Did you need to ask?? teehee.... it was yummy! You are lucky, this is about a 90minutes drive from us, shame its not closer. x

  4. Looks like you had a great time!

  5. So true that you have the best of both worlds! Such an amazing place to go =) #countrykids

  6. Fab photos and looks like an amazing time x #countrykids

  7. The woods and the beach-two of my favourite places to be in the world! How wonderful :)

  8. Looks like great fun! I wish we had a forest here in UAE too! Great photos. £LetKidsbeKids

  9. Sounds like a perfect afternoon of woods, beach and ice cream, fantastic fun. Lovely pics.
    Thanks for linking #LetKidsBeKids


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