Outside Activities, Places to go, Things to Do

Slimbridge Wetlands Centre

P1130934On the way to Wales, while we were staying in Painswick, we visited Slimbridge Wetlands Centre. It was an excellent park full of tame ducks and geese that roamed freely around the paths. They even ate out of your hand with the special seed you could buy! There were otters and flamingoes (they were caged off). The highlight was definitely canoeing. There was lots of peaceful little alleyways, separated by reeds. It was simply marvellous!


Kids Gardening, Outside Activities, Places to go

Kew Gardens

I know everyone know about it but I definitely recommend it at this time of year. All of the  flowers are just starting to bloom and everything is alive. Did you know that they have 95% of all known flowering plants and 66% of all known fungi?

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Outside Activities

Australia – cockles

Hello! It has been along time since we last updated the blog. Now we are in Australia staying with our grandparents. It has been great weather and we have been doing a lot of swimming. We have also been going to school here. It is great fun!

Grandpa taught me how to catch cockles. This is how to do it:

  1. Find some wet sand just out of reach of the waves in a sheltered
  2. Wiggle your feet into the sand until little bubbles appear
  3. Scoop up that area of sand and smooth it out next to your feet
  4. Hopefully you will find little cockles in the sand!
Outside Activities, Places to go

A trip to PGL

On Saturday, Rupert and I went to PGL in Surrey. We took the train to Haslemere and then a taxi. PGL is a camp for children aged 7 to 17. We slept there for 3 nights. The food is quite good and there is someone on night duty each night who turns out your lights and wakes you up in the morning. He/She also sleeps nearby so that if there is a problem during the night, you go and wake him/her up.The sort of activities you do are:


Abseiling Abseiling Aeroball Aeroball Archery Archery Challenge Course Challenge Course
Climbing Climbing Fencing Fencing Giant Swing Giant Swing Initiative Exercises Initiative Exercises
Jacob's Ladder Jacob’s Ladder Low Ropes Course Low Ropes Course Orienteering Orienteering Powerfan Powerfan®
Quad Biking Quad Biking Raft Building Raft Building Rifle Shooting Rifle Shooting Sensory Trail Sensory Trail
Survivor Survivor Trapeze Trapeze Zip Wire Zip Wire  And much more!

My favourite activity was definatly powerfan. It was so fun! If there are activities you don’t want to do you don’t have to do them. We decided to do everything that was suggested. If you only do a four day course like me and Rupert, you do not do all of the activities.

We would like to go to PGL again next year. Perhaps we will chose another site (there are many PGL sites all around the UK) and we might even stay for longer!