A very muddy day out in the forest!

Moors Vallyi

Last weekend hubby was working so we decided on a day out a little closer to home.

We haven’t been to Moors Valley for some time and the kids wanted to do the play trail so I packed the car with their waterproofs and wellies and set off.

It had been raining that morning but was forecast to be dry that afternoon so I was surprised by how quiet it was when we arrived. We donned out wet weather gear and set off to find the playtrail

I took the buggy for Sebastian as a just-in-case but he insisted on walking, holding Isaac’s hand as they waded through puddles – the waterproofs were a VERY good idea as they were soon covered from head to toe in mud.  I did chuckle as Eliza leapt into a particularly deep and muddy puddle and ended up with a face full of muddy water which shocked even her – thank goodness for baby wipes!

Moors Valley

As we made our way around the play trail we saw some familiar faces who decided to join us, making the kids day.  Isaac and Charlie crawled around inside the giant snake before racing off to find the giant spiders web, where Eliza may have got a little stuck.

Moors Valley

As we progressed around the playtrail we were disappointed that some of our favourite activities had vanished, although it does appear that they are planning replacements as there was lots of wood piles dotted around.  We are hoping they replace the maze with a like for like as that was a real favourite.

Once the playtrail was finished we headed into the park where we bumped into some more friends.  By this time Sebastian was snoring in his buggy as he had walked most of the way along the playtrail which is a good mile and a half – a lot for little legs.

The kids enjoyed the huge climbing frames, swings and slides for a good hour before we decided treat them to a ride on the miniature train.  Sebby is train mad and he spent the whole 20 minute journey snuggled into my lap saying “choo choo’ – it was very cute!!

Moors Valley

It was fabulous, if muddy, day out and meeting up with friends made it double the fun.  We cannot wait to do it again soon!

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

27 thoughts on “A very muddy day out in the forest!

  1. Globalmouse says:

    Wow it does look very muddy but it’s so good to get out even when it’s like that. Love that wooden snake!
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  2. Aww looks like a very muddy but fun day! x
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  3. Michelle says:

    What a lovely day out! My boy would definitely love it there! xxx
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  4. zingzingtree says:

    I love how interactive forests are no. So much for kids to see and play with amongst the most beautiful scenery.

  5. We went to the forest this Saturday; it was warm and sunny… spring is coming!
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  6. Great photos… looks a lot of fun! Spring is coming! Look forward to days like these being more frequent 🙂
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  7. That looks like a lot of muddy good fun! Mich x
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  8. great photos love moors valley, shame they have got rid of some of the play activities hopefully they’ll get some new ones up soon!
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  9. We keep waterproof suits in the car boot for just such places! Getting muddy is half the fun!
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  10. Rachel says:

    Muddy day in the forest sounds good to me!
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  11. I still carry baby wipes with me and mine are 12 and 9!

    Looks like you had a lovely day xx
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  12. Lovely pics! I love waterproof all-in-one outfit.

    Your ‘thank goodness for baby wipes’ made me smile too – I don’t know how I ever did without baby wipes 😉
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  13. Erica Price says:

    What a fabulous playground! That’s a great snake – no wonder the kids loved it.
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  14. That looks like so much fun, wellies and mud, perfect! #countrykids
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  15. Oh wow that looks like an amazing place, and so much fun!
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  16. I have always wanted to visit Moors Valley. Looks so much fun, especially the train ride.
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  17. Looks like a fab fantastic day out. We love going to our local woodland and it is even better now we have a dog
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  18. Tarana Khan says:

    Looks like you had a wonderful day out! Playing in the mud is always fun for kids 🙂
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  19. Coombemill says:

    I love the look of Moors Valley and it looks like they are working on some new and exciting things too. Eliza makes me smile in every photo, she is so full of expression and looking like the boss of the boys there. Thank you for sharing with me on Country Kids.
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  20. Sounds like a lovely day out. We always like a good play trail.
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  21. Looks like a fantastic place for a fun day out! Everyone had fun I see 🙂 x
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  22. Seems like a fun place for a day out. Kids and puddles – made for each other!
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  23. Michelle says:

    What a perfectly muddy day out! Looks like a lot of fun was had by all. I love the little train x
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  24. That looks like our kind of place-mud, trains and adventures.
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  25. We’ve heard so many good things about Moors Valley, looks like our sort of place especially with the train.
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  26. What a super place that is. We love getting muddy and mucky. You have to have full on suits for kids at that age don’t you! The giant snake is brilliant! Thanks for your comment on my Erddig post.
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