Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Getting a green workout before the Easter carnage begins !

At the weekend we were hoping for good weather. With the start of the school holidays we didn't want to be stuck indoors with bored children and chores to do, so it was great that the sun made an appearance on Saturday morning and we were able to take the boys to the park for a play.

Playing with shadows
All the boys love football so when they spotted a group of young men having a kick around it captured their attention. At this point they had their backs to the swings, slide, climbing frame and roundabout. Ah the magic of the beautiful game eh ? 

Watching the footie
In a lot of our local parks we are lucky enough to have 'green gyms' provided by the local authority. They offer gym equipment in local parks for community use and my big boy loves them. He asked when we arrived at the park if he could go on the gym machines and we told him he could before we left.

In the early days he was too small for most of the kit, but now as he is much taller he can actually reach the handles.

Ski training
His legs are pretty long too, but they need to grow a little bit more before he will be able to properly use this one.

I just need slightly longer legs
Finally he found this tree trunk and insisted on climbing it. I can't believe how much energy he has, but I'm glad we found a place to run it off. He certainly slept well afterwards.

Tree climbing made easy
I'm not for a minute saying that any of this activity will in any way counteract the sheer gluttony that typifies Easter, but at least we made an effort :) 

This post is being shared as part of the #countrykids linky hosted by the lovely Fiona of Coombe Mill.

 Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall 


  1. I never thought to call our outdoor equipment a green gym but it is actually a very good description. I love watching the little ones here reach up to operate it all, I'm sure they get more exercise from it than us adults! Thank you for sharing with me on Country Kids and I hope you get out again during the Easter break.

  2. I've been thinking of going to the gym to cancel out some of the effect of scoffing the boys Easter eggs!