Friday, 27 July 2012

The sea, a park, and a picnic

I have rediscovered Porthkerry Country Park, and it's far better than any of my memories.
I remember school trips there, I remember sunny days there with friends and family.
And now, as a parent I realise why it's such a fantastic place.

When the sun came out so too came the problems of deciding where to go. Living near sandy beaches means as soon as the sun comes out so do the traffic jams, so I wanted somewhere which could occupy everyone, enable lots of fresh air, and with the more difficult criteria for being straightforward for parking.

I decided on Porthkerry, and it was great. It was just me and the little people. There was lots to occupy Squeaks. Great places if you had a fishing net, great woodland trails, a pebble beach, a field for picnics and playing games, a fantastic park... the children were in their element. We watched trains going across the viaduct, planes coming back from their holidays. I drove home in peace as everyone slept.

Porthkerry Country Park
Porthkerry Country Park

Porthkerry Country Park


In response to popular demand (Squeaks) we took daddy back the next day.
This time we did a proper picnic and remembered the ball.
The sun was even brighter, and it is amazing how much good weather makes for contentment.
Squeaks got to visit rock pools and go into the sea.
The boys got to play their version of football.


Porthkerry Country Park

Porthkerry Country Park


And nobody missed that we didn't visit the park this time.... well, until we got home, and now I've been made to promise we're going back to the park tomorrow!


Porthkerry Country Park

Porthkerry beach








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4 comments:

  1. That looks like a great park and by the sea side too! Somewhere like that is just so perfect for a summer's day. I hope we get some more lovely days for your return trips. Thank you for sharing on Country Kids.

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  2. Looks like a fun park. I'm jealous of you being by the sea even if the traffic does come out. We couldn't be much further away.

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  3. She's really not sure about that crab is she? (not that I can blame her)

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  4. Lovely pictures - sounds like a fantastic place to visit :) x

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