Scooting around Christchurch Quay

The weekend before last we were a little stuck with what to do.  We wanted to get outside with the kids but with torrential rain making the forest boggy we needed to find somewhere that was a little dryer as Sebastian wasn’t 100% and I didn’t want him to get wet.

We asked the kids what they wanted to do and without hesitation they replied “Feed the Ducks” so we loaded up the car with their scooters and set off for our favourite Duck feeding location – Christchurch Quay.

I am not sure if we have taken the scooters to Christchurch before and I will admit that my heart was in my mouth a couple of times as they shot off at break-neck speed. They were under strict instructions to scoot next to the grass and to their credit, they did.

We scooted past the River Stour, round the side of Christchurch Priory until we reached the ruins of Twynham Castle, which they adore climbing.  With Eliza being obsessed with Frozen we had to pretend it was Queen Elsa’s castle

Twynham Castle Ruins

Once we had finished exploring the castle and its grounds, it was time to head for the river to feed the duck and swans.  We started off in quite an exposed area but had to move as we kept getting bombarded with seagulls swooping in to snatch the bread.  Thankfully we found that sheltering under the trees seemed to stop them.

Feeding the Ducks

Bread now gone, it was time to head for the park, which gave Sebastian the chance to stretch his legs and have some fun too as he is really starting to enjoy exploring the world around him.

Christchurch Quay

We stayed in the park for well over an hour before heading home to warm up with a yummy hot chocolate!

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18 thoughts on “Scooting around Christchurch Quay

  1. You always seem to be outside as a family – it’s so lovely to see x
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  2. Globalmouse says:

    Lovely photos and such great places to have nearby. But roll on the summer and the sunshine!!
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  3. Oh I love it here, I used to take my eldest here when she was little to feed the ducks before we made the move to Devon! Still looks fab 🙂 #countrykids
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  4. Lori says:

    I love getting outside with F I think that you’ve inspired us to go for a woodland walk this weekend topped off with hot chocolates! x
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  5. polly says:

    looks like a great day out! My girls love their scooters
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  6. Time as a family is so important and i love to see how much you and your kids enjoy it. And when they spend it outside they love it even more!
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  7. wendy says:

    Lots of fun to be had, love the pictures
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  8. Sonya Cisco says:

    I love Christchurch, actually we think we will probably move there at some point- with parents getting older we feel that in a few years we might want to be a bit closer to them, but having lived in a small town for 12 years I cant imagine going back to Bournemouth itself, so Xch seems a good compromise!
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  9. Wow, those naughty seagulls! It’s so easy to have fun with little children 🙂
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  10. Coombemill says:

    that castle looks perfect for exploring and I know your children are the best at feeding ducks and chickens! A lovely looking park with not too many birds that you feel swamped by them. I can see how your hur soon disappeared. Thank you for sharing on Country Kids.
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  11. bluebearwood says:

    Looks a great place to spend the day and I love the video it gives a really good feel of the place

  12. We used to love feeding the ducks as a family when my son was little. It looks like they had a great time at the park!
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  13. Looks really lovely – it’s the simple things!! We have no where nice like that round here, which I hate!
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  14. Mina Joshi says:

    Nice to see you all enjoying family time. I love going to see the ducks and feeding them too.
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  15. Jen Walshaw says:

    Just getting outside can be great for the family. I wish my boys still loved to go and feed the ducks!
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  16. Lovely photos, I’m exactly the same when my seven year old goes whizzing off on his scooter. 🙂
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  17. MyLifeMyLove says:

    We love Chistchurch Quay, but have never been to the castle. May have to take a visit this weekend. We love Quomps splash park in the Summer. It’s fab x
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