It's now starting to get colder and finally it looks like Autumn could be here (unlike October where at one point we had the paddling pool out in the garden!). So for us a lot of the time is spent indoors. When The Imagination Tree set the challenge on Day 11 of the 30 Days to Hands on Play to get Outside I thought GREAT.
And we did. - Now I know it's not a "Rainy Day activity" or adventure and not exactly a how did we go about it. But it was so much fun. At the time it wasn't rainy but I think we would even have got out in the rain as J has now got an all in one puddle suit that we managed to pick up in the sale and T will fit into an old one of his with lots of rolling of the arms and legs so she can crawl around.
We chose to go to the forest with Rainy Day Pops, now there was a secret aim for this - to find some pine cones to use in an activity in the near future that were the right size for the project but even so it was fun. We took a football and a rugby ball with us and the buggy for T.
So we went and walked around the forest, played in the leaf piles, looked at the wood sculptures (it's amazing what people can do with a chain saw) and then went to the adventure playground where there was a fabulous slide and fort combination that J just wanted to go up and down and up and down again.
Thank you for the suggestion of getting out and about Jamie (from Hands on: as we grow) and Anna (The Imagination Tree). I'm now going to try to get out and about every day with J even if just to our local park - only thing is to work on road safety with him as have a cross a fairly busy road to get there.
If you are interested in where we went - Sandringham County Park - it's free to go around the forest, the house when not in residence costs money and is based in North West Norfolk between King's Lynn and Hunstanton on the A149