If you have been reading my blog a little while, you may remember that I did a post on what to do with a toddler in Spring. So now that the Summer holidays are upon us I thought I would write down my plans for the summer!
My aim is to get out in the sunshine this summer. I’m sure we will have a few visits to the soft play in between, but my main aim is to be outside and enjoying the summer whilst it’s still here. I try to have a ‘day out’ at least once a week. Oliver gets so bored and restless on the days we spend at home. He likes to be out and about, somewhere he will be worn out!
So here is my list of places I would like to visit this summer:
I have membership for the RHS and Wisely is just down the road from us and it makes a great, cheap day out. If you follow me on Instagram you will see that it’s one of my regular haunts (and a lot of other Surrey mummy bloggers too)!
We live very close to Fishers Farm in Billingshurst, it’s a great farm and as well as having all the animals, a soft play and an outdoor play park, they also have a splash park which is great fun in the summer sun! I remember going there as a child, although it’s all been redone since then, I want Oliver to have the same great memories I have of Fishers Farm!
Stoke Park Paddling Pool
Another place we visited last year when Oliver was tiny, and I would love to go again now he is bigger and can actually enjoy it! It’s perfect for little ones and is shallow enough to let them paddle in. So great for a sunny day!
I want to take Oliver on a trip to the beach. We went on a trip last year and he seemed to love it, I’m sure now he’s bigger he will like it more! He’s such a water baby that I’m sure he will love splashing about in the sea.
Wellington Country Park
This has been on my ‘to visit’ list for a while. One of my friends has always said to me that it’s great, so I think now’s the time to visit! It’s a bit further away (about an hour) but I’m willing to make the journey for us to have a great day out. I think I will try and organise to go with my friend and her little boys, Oliver loves running around with older children, so he’ll be in his element!
West Green House
Another garden I really want to explore is West Green House. I have only ever heard and seen about how beautiful it is, so it’s on the top of my list of places to visit. What’s even better is that I can use my National Trust membership to get in for free!
What are your favourite things to do in the summer? If you live nearby and have any good recommendations I would love to hear them!