Sunday, December 4, 2011


As everyone knows December comes along and life seems to go into overdrive and get more than just a little crazy.  This usually means our weekends are packed before we even blink but last weekend we found ourselves in the rather unusual situation of having a free weekend.  Woohoo.  Some time ago I got vouchers for cheap entry to Staglands on one of those 'deal a day' websites so we took the opportunity to use it.  We were lucky enough to have fantastic weather too which helped :-)

Staglands is a wildlife reserve that is about 30mins drive from where we live.  The setting is lovely and there are lots of lovely places to have picnics and plenty of space for the kids to run around.  We went late morning and started our visit with a picnic lunch before checking out all the animals.  The children both loved it, Miss M particularly liked pointing out ever duck that she saw (it was her favorite word of the day) and Mr A was very ken to see the horses (until we actually got to them).

Our visit in pictures.
Picnic lunch

Miss M's first foray into photography

A friendly rooster

Mr A walking through a tree

Miss M and Daddy following

Kune Kune piglet

Donkey (Miss M was NOT impressed by how noisy it was)

Swan and rainbow trout


Mr A taking a photo of Daddy in the stocks

Miss M having a ride in a railway cart

Mr A finally meeting that horse he was so keen to see

A lovely Clydesdale

Fluffy Chickens

Miss M being a daft girl and loving it.

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