Monthly Archives: June 2012

5, 4, 3, 2, 1…lift off – space is great

As you may know we’re big space fans at Dylan and Grace, so when Mister Maker did a spaceship minute make there was much excitement at the prospect of making our own version.

We had some leftover jubilee union jack plates and bowls and decided a union jack bottomed spaceship would be pretty special! We covered our spaceships in tin foil for a special space effect but you could decorate then however you fancy.

Once created there was a lot of fun had flying the spaceships around, spinning the wool to have spaceships that spin all by themselves and pretending to be aliens.

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Out and about for half term

Following the excitement of the jubilee we were very much raring to go with our half term fun.

There’s nothing like a trip out to the farm and so we decided what better way to keep the jubilee excitement going than head off for an afternoon out. We had a little excursion out to a local farm/farm shop/garden centre recently and spent a good few hours enjoying some family time with friends.

Many garden centres and farms offer a variety of different things to do and keep you occupied for an hour or two. many of them don’t have an entry charge either.

We took along a picnic and made a day of it. Here’s a few of our pics to show you how much fun can be found for very little expenditure!

A little “Pick your own”? Don’t mind if we do!

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Hurrah, pick your own season has begun!

strawberry picking childrenJune has arrived along with the pick you own season. We could wait no longer so decided to head straight down to the pick your own farm now summer is here.

Sadly only strawberries are in season at the moment but another few weeks and raspberries will be ready for the picking along with gooseberries followed by blackcurrants and blackberries. Then we shall be off again…

Many pick your own farms have additional entertainment to keep children amused all day. One of our local pick your own farms (Rectory Farm in Oxfordshire) has a bouncy castle, sandpit and outdoor cafe, another (Millet’s Farm in Abingdon) has a full garden centre, animals, shop and cafe/restaurant. Both also have great picnic areas.

So, why not make a day of it? Pick your own in the morning, picnic with pick your own pudding and lots of play to work it all off.

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