There’s something magical about being outdoors. The sense of escapism it brings and seeing a world of discovery through a child’s eyes. As a family of three we love to spend our spare time blowing away those cobwebs.
Over these past months we’ve visited (and re-visited!) Hatchlands Park, Polesden Lacey, Clandon Park, Frensham Little Pond, Claremont Landscape Garden, Headley Heath, Bookham Common, the Devil’s Punch Bowl, Hinton Ampner, Witley and Milford Commons, Box Hill, Winkworth Arboretum and Abinger Roughs.
We still have lots more exploring to do too, not just in the vicinity of the Surrey Hills but across nearby counties.
The National Trust’s 50 Things to do before you’re 11 and 3/4 is a great way to make the most of your time outside. Now POD has reached three and a half, we’re cracking through this list and having lots of fun doing it. If you’re looking for a inspiration, here’s a round-up of POD’s first challenges.
1. Climb a tree
POD has climbed ever since she could walk. Adopting a no fear attitude, she’s become an expert at climbing trees - the higher the better!
Read more here: http://www.podcastdove.com/2014/08/27/thenationaltrustnaturemissesyou/