Monday, 19 May 2014

The Great Outdoors

With the sun shining and the temperatures rising, yesterday was the perfect day for heading off to the beautiful town of Ellesmere for a walk around the mere.  It's a beautiful area, rich with wildlife and nature.  It was wonderful to enjoy and explore the great outdoors together as a family, having fun and making magical memories.


Climbing trees to reach the sky.


Enjoying the sunshine and expressing ourselves, creating shadow pictures on the ground.


Nesting birds with their gorgeous babies make us stop to gaze.


Trees that have fallen provide a haven for wildlife and make a beautiful natural sculpture.

Fallen Tree

Exploring our surroundings, discovering exciting things and learning about nature.

Exploring your surroundings.

 Riding high on Daddy's shoulders so you can reach the leaves on the trees.

Riding high on Daddy's shoulders

Perfectly pretty flowers adding splashes of colour to the landscape. (11 year old Kizzy took this photo, which I think is an excellent shot capturing the beauty of a simple buttercup!)


Adventures await as we discover play areas where you can jump, climb, balance and swing.

Adventure Playground

Role Playing as Harry Potter armed with a stick wand, casting spells as you go.

Harry Potter

Coming together as a family, spending quality time with those you love.

family fun

Swans gracefully swim alongside us as we make our way home.


This post has been inspired by the Center Parcs May Challenge and the tip to create a photographic scavenger hunt.  We have come up with a photo to represent each of the letters to spell out CENTER PARCS whilst capturing family moments and the wildlife around us!

tree climbing

‘This is my entry to the Center Parcs and Tots100 May challenge. If I’m chosen, I would like to visit Whinfell.’


  1. Gorgeous photos Wendy, it looks like you had a wonderful afternoon

  2. Looks like a beautiful day out, lovely photos too x

  3. Coombe Mill (Fiona)19 May 2014 at 22:56

    Great family fun together on a beautiful sunny day - what more could you ask for?! Thanks for linking up and sharing with Country Kids.

  4. sabrina montagnoli20 May 2014 at 00:05

    Doing things together as a family is great. I love playing with the shadows! #countrykids

  5. Jill Stan Jones20 May 2014 at 15:17

    I have been to the lake at Ellesmere and marvelled at all of the wild life and looking at your lovely pics I can see you all enjoyed the experience as much as I once did. It really is such a joy to be out in the open among beautiful surroundings - it definately gives you the feel good factor. xxxxx



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