Preschool adventures: Sept/Oct

Continuing our theme of the last year before school. These are some of our September and October adventures.

Olympic Park

We took a trip on the train and tube to the Olympic Park to meet LO’s Godfather. It was a rather rainy day, so we ended up spending more time in Westfield Stratford City (!) than the park itself, but we did find a play area and had a look at the aquatics centre. Definitely worth another visit.

Beningborough Hall

We visited Beningborough Hall (a National Trust property) in Yorkshire with LO’s Godmother, on a beautiful sunny day in September.

Playing spot the pumpkin in the kitchen gardens

It’s a brilliant place to take children. There a maze to follow, and extensive kitchen gardens to spot-the-vegetable in. To one side of the house is am amazing natural playground with loads of things to play on and do. They also have lots of children’s bikes in various sizes (from toddler upwards) lying around, just waiting to be picked up and ridden. LO loved trying several for size.


Windsor Great Park

We’ve had a couple of outings to Windsor Great Park. Once was to take part in a memory walk [scoot] in memory of LO’s other Godmother who died a couple of years ago. That was from the Virginia Water end going towards the Totem Pole.

There are some excellent paths for scooting

We’ve also been to the playground near Savill Garden and to feed the ducks (which had vanished!).

We were trying to feed the ducks but the other birds had taken over

London Aquarium

And LO went on her first trip without Mummy or Daddy! This was to the London Aquarium with her preschool chums. She absolutely loved going, travelling by train with all her friends (pity the poor people sharing a carriage with them) and seeing all the fish at the aquarium. Her preschool is doing a fish theme this half term, so they had talked a lot about fish in advance of the visit, then saw lots (the octopus seems to have been a particular favourite, along with someone dressed as a penguin!) and came back to do more art and other fish themed activities. I also suspect they sang ‘Baby shark’ to the sharks. It was wonderful to see how confident she was about going and how much she enjoyed it. She now can’t wait until the next trip…

Wonder what we’ll get up to in November and December? The weather’s getting colder and we don’t have any long trips planned but I’m sure we’ll get up to something.


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