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