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How You Can Make Your Children’s Wishes Come True…?

29th November 2013 Published by

The National Trust has come up with a list of things children should do before they are 11 ¾, as playing ‘IT’ is just not adventurous enough for kids anymore. Not only is the list done by the National Trust, it also has an input from children with their thoughts on what activities should be on your “bucket list” before you turn 12!

Tattershall Lakes

Go bird watching– Just south of Tattershall Lakes is Gibraltar Point , a fascinating nature reserve teeming with a selection of captivating birdlife. It also has; sandy and muddy seashore, sand dunes and freshwater marsh with ponds and lagoons- a perfect family day out.

Make a grass trumpet– With lots of grassy areas around the lakes, you can relax in the sun with a picnic with a stunning view of the lakes and let your children play music with nature.

Cook on a campfire – With the option of camping in a variety of styles, what better way to add to your experience than having a delicious BBQ or even some roasted marshmallows over the camp fire.

Mill Rythe

Catch a fish with a net – Mill Rythe has a beautiful fishing lake, where children can really come close to all types of fishes. You won’t be allowed to keep them, but you can leave with the accomplishment of catching a fish.

Create some wild art – There is a variety of ways to make something creative at Mill Rythe. Making wild art is something fun and exciting for the whole family to get involved in. You can do some wild animal pottery painting, and really get imaginative- maybe a blue tiger with red stripes? Or how about some character mask making, you can draw or paint a colorful mask of your choice.

Hunt for bugs – Although this may seem a little creepy crawly Mill Rythe is the perfect place to explore hidden creatures, as it as large landscape of greenery where children can walk, run, hide and find all kinds of different bugs.

Whitecliff Bay

Hunt for fossils and bones– Children can be archaeologists for the day; here on the Isle of Wight they can hammer, chip and chisel away to find their very own fossil which they can take home to keep! The Island is known for it steep history of Dinosaurs and have a brilliant set up around the area for children to discover what lies beneath!

Star Gazing – On a clear night you can see thousands of stars, as well as galaxies and planets sparkling in the universe. Whitecliff Bay host a “Sky at Night” events through the school holidays.

Catch a Crab – Whitecliff Bay boasts a beautiful beach with all creatures great and small hidden away in the sea or on the beach… See if the kids can manage to find one on their holiday!

Barmouth Bay

Explore a cave – Just a 15 minute drive away from the park, head down to Llanfair Slate Caverns and have a fun day exploring 100 years of man-made tunnels that were formed with just a candle light. As you come out of the caverns you are greeted with the most breathtaking view of Cardigan Bay.

Jump over waves – Splish, splash, splosh on your very own secluded beach when you stay at Barmouth Bay. Take the children into the sea and watch there faces light up with smiles and laughter as they attempt to jump over the waves!

Go on a really long bike ride – Home to some of the most spectacular landscapes and beautiful scenery, hop on a bike with your kids and ride up and down the stunning hills and take in the breath taking views of Mount Snowdonia!

These are just some of the things on the list that you can do at our park! Ticking off your childrens wishes has never been easier; and the best part is you can join in with the excitement and make wonderful memories together.

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