FIRST SNOWFALL MINI ADVENTURE/ UPPER WYNDCLIFF

With snow seemingly falling everywhere overnight apart from within the green bubble that surrounds our house we headed out on a mini adventure in search of the snowfalls that we could see on the hills in the distance.
We found our patch just outside Chepstow in Upper Wyndcliff.
The Upper Wyndcliff car park is reached via a lane off the A466, 1⁄2 mile north of St Arvans. The car park is on the right after about 1⁄2 mile. The footpath on the left at the back of the car park is signposted for Eagle’s Nest and the Wye Valley Walk which gives you stunning views across Wye Valley.

We were only on a mini adventure so settled for a walk surrounding the car park….this in itself was a lovely walk but only lasted an hour…..just enough to wear out little legs.

We headed over the stile and onto the farmland and explored the fields…

Here’s how we got on..
We started our walk under dark skies in the company of a rainbow…IMG_5378.JPG

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IMG_5385.JPGThe higher up the hill we walked the thicker the snow became..

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IMG_5389.JPGit was like a big white fluffy enticing blanket….

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IMG_5396.JPGand had a snowball fight…

IMG_5390.JPGwe made tracks and followed them..

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IMG_5399.JPGwith soggy bums, cold snowman building hands and school run time approaching we decided we’d had enough snow fun and headed back to the car…

But not without saying goodbye to our afternoon friend…

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….with a peck on the nose πŸ’–

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SNOW FUN INDOORS & OUT

Embrace the snow with some activities to keep the kids busy both inside and out!
Bring in a tray of snow for the smallest members of the family to explore..

/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/da9/50259951/files/2014/12/img_0175.jpgor to try your hand at snow sculpting

/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/da9/50259951/files/2014/12/img_0176.jpghead out with some pots of water mixed with food colouring to do some snow painting..

/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/da9/50259951/files/2014/12/img_0179.jpgmake snow man blush by filling a spray bottle with water and a few drops of food colouring..

/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/da9/50259951/files/2014/12/img_0178.jpgavoid snowballs in the ears by making some paper targets to peg on the washing line..

/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/da9/50259951/files/2014/12/img_0177.jpgtry freezing some bubbles!

/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/da9/50259951/files/2014/12/img_0184.jpgor make some beautiful ice lanterns..

/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/da9/50259951/files/2014/12/img_0181.jpgor some colourful icy bird feeders..

/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/da9/50259951/files/2014/12/img_0180.jpgand if it all gets a bit cold how about heading indoors with some snowmen in jars to have a thawing experiment? Place them in different places to see where they thaw fastest..

/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/da9/50259951/files/2014/12/img_0187.jpgyou could make an igloo with sugar cubes

/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/da9/50259951/files/2014/12/img_0186.jpgand if it all gets a bit much then snuggle down in your own under table snow den..

/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/da9/50259951/files/2014/12/img_0183.jpgwith some simple snowman cups filled with ice cream or hot chocolate..

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