Indoor and outdoor fun at Slimbridge
If you read my blog regularly, you will know that we visit the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust frequently. There is always plenty to do, but I will only tend to visit if the weather forecast suggests that it is going to be a dry day. Obviously I was excited to hear that a new soft play area was opened at the centre last month. It is next to “Toad Hall” – a display of amphibians – and therefore there is a froggy theme to it.
Although it is not huge, there is plenty to keep small children happy – a slide, a den to crawl in or hide, frog see-saws and a little trampoline. Freyja loved the slide, enjoying going down head first and on her bottom and Emily had most fun watching her big sister tumbling around.
I love the little additional touches to the new area – especially the props to enable the kids (both young and old!) to dress up as frogs.
Our recent trip to Slimbridge was also particularly exciting for the girls as at the start of March, the water is turned back on again in Welly Boot Land! Emily has always had a slightly miffed look on her face when we have been in there in the previous few months. Every time, she has sought out even the smallest of puddles to splash about in. So imagine the look of sheer joy when the little stream running through Welly Boot Land was in full flow. She was off! Up and down the stream, splashing around and making the most of the water being back.
Both the girls were overjoyed that once more they were able to have fun with the little fountain which is powered by the roundabout – that Daddy was in charge of ensuring it continued to power the fountain. Freyja loved trying to jump over the fountain, splashing down into the stream around it.
Emily just enjoyed trying to get even wetter than she already was.
Obviously Welly Boot Land is lots of fun whatever the weather, but now there is the soft play area, there is somewhere else for the girls to have fun. I think my little amphibious Emily may like it almost as much as being in the water – what do you think?