It’s a fact the best weather of the summer will be the week before the schools break up and the week they go back. After the past couple of weeks being a bit of a washout the sun has made a reappearance just in time for the return to work.
It’s times like this where I appreciate my Thursdays off more than ever. Last Thursday was a beautiful day and I was determined to enjoy what could be one of the last good days of summer.
The original plan was to head over to Gullivers World as I think O is getting to the age where he would like some of the gentler rides, and with the schools being back in I figured it would be quiet. Well, yes it would have been, it was closed, and is now only opening on weekends. Thank goodness for the the internet and the ability to check before driving over.
Instead we headed over to a local park which has a play area, crazy golf, a children’s zoo and lots of lovely gardens to walk around. We arrived early and O loved the playground. He’s a big slide fan and there were plenty there to keep him amused.
Of course, on seeing the mini Thomas train ride, O wanted a go. The boy is crazy for planes, trains and cars so I would have been a very mean Mummy to say no.
More slide fun before a trip round the little zoo. I’m a little bit worried my son may develop a Peacock phobia after this cheeky one kept following him around.
And a lovely morning was rounded off with a trip to Pizza Hut for a late lunch. Somewhere I haven’t been for years but we had a lovely meal and chat, and it didn’t cost very much either.
Sometimes I can be a bit lazy on a Thursday and after spending the morning chilling at home it feels like we’ve wasted the day. After having so much fun with O this week I’ll be making more of an effort to get out and enjoy ourselves, especially whilst we still have a bit of warm weather and sun.