Sunday, July 15, 2007

Dinosaurs at West Stow!

We took four little dinosaurs to West Stow Country Park today...that's two pairs of little dinosaur clad feet stomping around the lakeside on a lovely family afternoon walk, just outside Bury St Edmunds, our home town in Suffolk.

It was a great place for the kids, as we got to experience lots of wildlife including grasshoppers, butterflies, mayflies, canada geese, swans, gulls, ducks and other odd looking birds.

All this...for free. So, it got me thinking about all the free things that we can do in the Summer holidays in and around Bury St Edmunds. After all...that time will soon be upon us, in just a week's time.

Here is my Top 10 of the things that I am planning.

1. Cycle to the Pig Farm (see earlier post)
2. A visit to Bradfield Woods
3. A picnic at our favourite playgrounds (see earlier post)
4. Walk around the bat at Natterers Wood (see earlier post)
5. Art in the garden (see earlier post)
6. On sunny days...set up a make-shift camp in the garden (see earlier post)
7. On rainy days...go puddle jumping (see earlier post)
8. Cycle into Bury St Edmunds (see earlier post) - might incur an ice-cream bribe though
9. Snail-picking (see photo in earlier post)
10. A walk to see how the Ayres Rock of Moreton Hall has changed (see earlier post)


Councillor Paul Farmer said...

Don't forget Moyse's Hall, not least for the Corder relics and much more child-friendly display of clocks and frocks.

a.n.other said...

Hope you have a fanastic summer holiday with your kids. It was my favourite time of the year, I loved being with my two every day.
Make the most of every minute, these very special times don't last long, they do soon grow up!

21st Century Mummy said...

a.n.other - I just love the summer holidays, with the chance to slow down and chill. I'll remember your advice.

Paul - thanks for the tip re Moyses Hall. Will consider a Top 20 and add that to the list!

Ruby in Bury said...

That's a lovely list of things to do! I am planning more exploration of Moreton Hall Cycle Paths in the summer hols too, and a cycle ride to the pig farm after seeing your post about that route is definitely on the list!