TINTERN OLD STATION 

 We went on an after school adventure took us to The Old Station in Tintern, a favourite local spot of ours to take a picnic to and walk through the woods, along the riverbank, through the meadows and generally absorb the beauty of the Wye Valley in which it’s nestled in.

It costs just £1 to park for 3 hours and is always open. 

There’s a stationery train which double as a museum & gift shop during the day and a cafe that sells all sorts of yummies….but you’re free to take a picnic too. 

The play park has recently been added to and you can check their websites for organised events if you’d prefer…we just like to visit to enjoy all the natural beauty it has to offer….

http://www.tinternvillage.co.uk/seedo/tintern-old-station

Here’s how our visit looked  

                                   

A fab place!!  

ILLUMINATING CARTON FAIRY VILLAGE

  ✨We decided to build a fairy village at the bottom of the garden…

Here’s how we got on..

We used empy juice cartons and a milk carton, we started by covering the cartons with some quick drying white gloss which we had in the shed . 

  we drew on our windows and doors and I carefully cut them out.. 

  

 we used permanent sharpie marker pens to decorate our houses once the paint was dry. 

We drew and cut out some clothes for a clothes line too.. 

  

Lastly we used a string of battery operated fairy lights which we fed through the houses to magically light up our village .. 

     We made some fairy donuts using icing & sprinkles to put in our fairy cafe when we placed our village in the garden.. 

     

FESTIVAL BUGGIES…RIDING IN STYLE

    With festival season on us it’s time to start thinking of pimping the rides of he smallest members of the family… A good 3 wheeled buggy & a little imagination goes a long way. Here’s some of the rides we’ve had in the last few years & a peek at how we transformed them…

THE DIGGER….TRANFORMED USING AN OLD LITTLE TYKES CAR, A LEGO STORAGE BUCKET & SOME BATTERY OPERATED LIGHTING…. 

                     

 

  
THEN WE HAD A MONSTER BUGGY… 

      

  
        

AND WE HAD A FLOWER BUGGY …TWICE🌸🌺🌼

We used cotton and thread to sow fake flowers to the hood and pull ties to attach them to the pushchair frame and wheels.  We intertwined strings of battery operated fairy lights all over the frame and amongst the flowers… 

           It’s all a bit of fun and involvement for the smallest members of the family…we certainly stand out on the school run in the summer!
But what will we do this year…….