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….
As part of our ongoing toddler mini adventure series aimed at making the most of the pre nursery time remaining with Noah before he heads off to school in September, endeavouring to slow down & embracing our time together, today we went on a colours of the rainbow hunt with Noah…
This also formed part of our local places exploration..
We went to Lydney Park spring gardens, nr Chepstow…..it was an absolutely beautifully stunning place & the perfect place for a colourful adventure with or without the kids… There was so much more to see there but our objective was to find colours…
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…
The higher up the hill we walked the thicker the snow became..
and beautiful view grew.
it was like a big white fluffy enticing blanket….
so we built a snowman.
and had a snowball fight…
we made tracks and followed them..
and even tried a little sledging without a sledge 😉
with 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…
We parked in Lower Wyndcliffe Car Park which is on the A466 three and a half miles north of Chepstow and just north of St Arvans, you can cross the road and follow the signs for the 365 steps or as we did just explore the area around the view point in the car park.
There were fab trees in the woodland and it was quite magical…
Here’s how it looked..
we found some hanging vines and made a natural swing..
we searched for bugs..
and found some skeleton leaves..
we climbed on tree stumps..
and even played a little hide and seek..
we only spent around an hour and a half there but it was a lovely stop off.