Going Bonkers at Conkers!

Today was a fun filled day again with Nani and Nanu, or Pops and Mum for me!

We went to a great place called Conkers, in Derbyshire. It’s an outdoor pursuits park in the middle of the National Forest there, and there are all sorts to do, from the nature trails, to a maze, or Labyrinth, and a Barefoot Walk, Science investigation areas inside, and ponds, and playgrounds… and High and Low Rope courses too!

Conkers!

Conkers!

A small map of the park

A small map of the park

Obligatory Family Shot... I was Photographer!

Obligatory Family Shot… I was Photographer!

The kids enjoyed a short trip on a little train, then we went to the Barefoot Walk… Lil Princess was the only one willing to take her shoes off… I would have, but I was busy taking pictures!!!

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First, the benefits of Barefoot Walking, as explained by Sebastian Kniepp… And I have to say, as we walked around, Pops was so happy, that all her pressure points would be being pushed, and she would be a very healthy girl today!

Lil Princess enjoying!

Lil Princess enjoying!

We went through a maze Labyrinth too, a Fairy Labyrinth, and there were plaques all around to show you which fairy you were born under, and characteristics…

Check mine out…

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Hornbeam Fairy -if you were born under the Hornbeam Fairy, you are practical, dependable and modest. You work hard and expect perfection from yourself and others, but also spend time worrying about things whoch make you restless.

Some truth there…! But I liked the Fairy Wish that was in my little description.

Smile!

Smile!

We ate lunch at an overpriced café, as we didn’t have time to get a picnic ready… more fool us! But the food was good though so I shan’t complain!

On to the adventure!

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A pretty high up load of ropes to slimb and swing along!

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That’s a mix of pictures of my two scaling a climbing wall… Lil Man got to the top ont he second attempt, and Lil Princess got about half way, but enjoyed dangling, and being lowered down the most!

And then you have the Low Rope Walk! Again, Lil Man surpassed himself, and completed the circuit, fearlessly, in 4 minutes. Lil Princess took a little longer, needed a bit of help at one stage, and some coaxing, but she finished it!

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Lots of ducks to see everywhere!

This family of Swans was great to see too, the cygnets obviously not newly hatched, but both parents sitting either side of them to protect them from any harm!

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It was a lovely day, the kids were absolutely knackered after, and fell asleep in the car too! It’s not free, but you know what, there is a lot to do there so if you are ever in the Derbyshire area, I do recommend it!

Leisurely Walk!

Leisurely Walk!

32 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. edwinasepisodes
    Aug 06, 2015 @ 18:54:43

    What a great place, Looks like you all had a wonderful time with plenty for the kids to do.

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  2. Erika Kind
    Aug 05, 2015 @ 21:46:27

    That is an amazing park. So much to do and so much fun stuff. I love that fairy wish thingy a lot. Your kids must be pretty tired… or only the grown ups… lol

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  3. Muddy mum
    Aug 05, 2015 @ 21:45:53

    Oh wow! Looks exactly like my kind of place!

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  4. busy lady
    Aug 05, 2015 @ 21:44:57

    What a neat post about your wonderful day. Enjoyed it.

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  5. Corina
    Aug 05, 2015 @ 21:17:11

    What a fun outing!

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  6. wafflemethis
    Aug 05, 2015 @ 21:14:29

    It looks amazing sis. Looks like you had a great day not surprised the Lil ones were exhausted☺

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  7. Niki
    Aug 05, 2015 @ 21:11:34

    This place looks great looks like you had a good day

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  8. amaya911
    Aug 05, 2015 @ 21:09:57

    Cool place!

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