First up make music in the sound garden, think old rubbish that makes a good noise. Xylophone shopping trolley for example.
Get lost in the willow maze. Not quite sure how the girls managed to get lost, but with lots of squealing and I'm leading they made it in and out. We found a willow den next to this and told scary stories!
|telling scary stories|
|going on a muddy stream walk|
Have an adventure in the explorers garden. Climbing over tree trunks and a brilliant water recycling activity that we had to tear the girls away from.
|where will the water come out|
The girls rolled down the damp hill to the next task.
Make a mud pie in the mud kitchen. A lot of oh no and gasps and ew mud from all 3 of them. But after a little bit of encouragement they were making a big apple crumble and adding extra crumble topping, I think they skipped the main course! They did get a little freaked over how muddy they were (and they were cleaner than most there) by the end but they loved it.
|a mud apple crumble anyone|
Walk through the silver birches. Junior school did teach me something, this is about the only tree I know and all the girls loved them and their lovely colour. Charlotte now shouts out silver birch when she spots one.
Tell the time on the human sun dial, not quite sure the girls got this one but they loved looking at it, the numbers and months and standing in the middle. It was correct too.
It was 2pm we completed everything and our time was over, the girls did not want to leave. They played in the sandpit until we were the only people left and we really did have to leave.
|heave ho in the sandpit|
Check out the Hill End website for more family events coming up... hint, hint May half term.
Thank you Hill End for such a good day.
|The "Hill" End|