We finally concluded that the best way for transporting two small children on walks from home (e.g. to the shops) is a double buggy. It’s just a bit too far for Emma to ride on the buggy board and she’s still a little reluctant to give up her seat to Duncan. This really wasn’t enough of an incentive to spend a couple of hundred pounds on what would be our 5th buggy so we bought one second-hand on eBay. Anyway, the point of the story is that this took us over to Portsmouth to collect it and we decided to try out our Culture-all Passport at another venue: Staunton Country Park.
Emma certainly enjoyed seeing all of the animals on the ornamental farm and there were lots of chances to get up close (much to Christine’s dismay). The glasshouses provided an opportunity for us to warm up a bit as the weather, despite being sunny, was still a bit on the chilly side. We were running out of time at this point so didn’t get a chance to explore the country park itself over the road (which even promises an orienteering course). We’ll definitely go back there at some point, preferably when it is a bit warmer. Photos on Flickr.
As an amusing aside, it seems that the first word Emma has learnt to read is… ASDA! She was told what the word was this morning from a cereal packet and then read it back from a lorry on our way home from Staunton.