Saturday, 20 August 2016

Losing our way in Sandringham


Rather than have a full week off work during the school hols, D has been taking a day off here and there. Last Friday he took the day off and as the weather was nice, we made a trip to Sandringham, along with half of Norfolk, so it seemed.


When we got there we decided to head straight to the park and let the girls have a play before deciding to have a little walk, which is where I made the fatal mistake of leaving the pushchair and bags with snacks and drinks in.  

After the girls had played we decided to follow the blue trail and off we went until it seemed we were going too far out and away from the trail - it should have gone on a loop as it was only a mile but it seemed to be going right away from where we needed to go.  And so we turned around and set back, only for D to choose a route slightly away from the original one and.... well, you can tell where this is going can't you? Yes, we managed to get oh-so-slightly lost.  Not so lost that we didn't see anyone but more that we found a few cars parked up in secluded areas having picnics. 

In the end as we started to come across a few more people, we checked we were getting back to the park and boy was it a relief. It only took 8,000 steps and an hour of T asking 'Mummy, car juice and lunch' (getting more irate as she did so) and E either asking to be carried or saying 'I think we're lost Mummy'.

That's the last time we go for a walk without the pushchair or drinks. And as it turns out, T was hungry. We went to the cafe afterwards and she ate 2 jelly pouches, a cheese sandwich, crisps, some chips and part of a burger, as well as demolishing two drinks! 













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Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall
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8 comments

  1. At least it was an adventure. I'm sure the blue trail would have been fun. Maybe next time. #CountryKids

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  2. That's a lot of steps with two little ones with you, at least it was a lovely day and your alternative route avoided being with all the crowds! Just a well you did the park first or they may not have had the energy, though i remember mine t that age always found the energy for the things they most wanted to do, it was different to their "walking legs". it does sound a lovely park to visit, shame everyone else thought so too!

    Thank you for sharing with me on #CountryKids

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  3. Awww looks like a lovely & fun trip! A nice idea to take some time off work on some days to spend time with your kids to create lasting memories =) #countrykids

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  4. It sounds very much like what happened to us at Sandringham a couple of years ago-we tried to follow the short sculpture trail but ended up walking for ages with nothing in sight so we turned around to go back to the main part of the park. I'm terrified of getting lost, particularly in wooded areas! Maybe Sandringham need to rethink their signage?! The girls look as though they were having fun on the way though :-)

    #countrykids



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  5. Oh bless her, all that walking sure gave her an appetite. Apart from getting slightly lost it sounds like you all had a good time.xx #countrykids

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  6. Oh my, at least you had an adventure you can laugh about now you are back home! Lovely photos, Looks like a great place to explore :) #countrykids

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  7. Aaaw bless them 8000 steps is a lot for those little feet, but they are little adventurers. Just wish mummy didn't forget the snacks and drinks hehehe. Lovely photos too. x
    #countrykids

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  8. Oh dear! So easily done though and the photos are lovely.

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