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Diary of a February half term

February 24th, 2013

This has to have been the best half term I can remember. The weather at the beginning of the week obviously helped, the sun shining always brings out the best in me, and the kids.

Although we have been busy, I made sure that we did not feel rushed, and if we were late, I did not worry. Consequently there have been no cross words as we walk out the front door, and in comparison to the hectic school runs, we have floated out the house full of smiles.

I thought I would share our activities of the week as a way of recommendations;

Sunday; 
Hobbledown Farm; (photo above) the first time we have been back to the farm since it was changed hands from Horton Park Farm. It was absolutely brilliant, a little pricey, but on a sunny day you could easily spend all day there, so you would definatly get your money’s worth.
A lot of thought has been given to redesigning the farm as a magical land, creating something unique that is fun for all ages. The attention to detail is second to none, and being brand new, it is pleasantly clean. 
There are animals to see but personally I would describe it more as a huge adventure playground, lots of outdoor space for the kids to run around and explore, there is also a big indoor playground/softplay. Always a good sign of a great place when all the kids refuse to leave, deinately worth a visit.
http://www.hobbledown.com/

Monday and Tuesday; Kew Gardens to visit the Mini Aquariums, run around climbers and creepers and laugh at mummy as she takes the challenge of the Treetop Walk Way.

Wednesday; Spent the morning at the Pod, soft play at The Hawker Centre, YMCA. 

Thursday; As the cold sets in, we head indoors to see Pirates at the Odeon, Kingston. Films at pocket money prices. 
http://www.odeon.co.uk/fanatic/kids/

Friday; Walk with the crazy puppy in Richmond Park, and baking cakes with the cousins.

http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/3229/yummy-scrummy-carrot-cake