If you’ve been following our stories on Instagram or Twitter recently you will know that Amelie was on holiday from preschool for the week recently so I set myself the challenge of not only having a week of #surreymamaadventures but also vlogging about it and rounding up the week with a review of what we’d done on my blog! Not too much to do then!
Here’s the highlights of what we got up to.
? Day One ?
Our first stop was Kidabulous. We ? kidabulous for its upstairs toddler town which is so much more chilled than some of the bigger soft plays. It has lots of fab little rooms like a kitchen, a building room, lots of slides, a track with little tykes cars and swings.
It is the perfect area for toddlers as it’s not too big so you can see them if you’re either inside the play area or outside if you need to feed a baby or grab a coffee and they are surrounded by similar aged children so it has a really nice atmosphere. Because there is a bigger soft play downstairs most of the older children go there so toddler town feels fairly quiet.
There is a nice little area at the side of toddler town with padded mats so I was able to put Evie’s mat down and watch Amelie whilst Evie rolled around and played with a toy. She felt safe and was happy watching everything that was happening around her.
It was a great morning, not too busy, good coffee and the girls all had fun!
? Day Two ?
Evie always needs a nap fairly early in the morning if she’s been up early as she can’t last more than two hours without sleep. Today she was up really early so I decided we’d go for an early morning walk around our village. We live near quite a few farms so on a walk you can spot cows, sheep and pigs which Amelie loves so Evie slept and Amelie and I had fun trying to spot all the animals. It was perfect as Amelie didn’t feel like she was being dragged out so Evie could sleep and she could also have a rest in the buggy.
When Evie woke up we headed home, I gave her a quick feed and then then packed them into the car and drove them to Weybridge park which is about 10 minutes from us. We love Amelie’s all in one snow suit from Next with a pair of wellies for winter park fun, it means it doesn’t matter if she gets wet or dirty as we can whip it off when we’re ready to go.
Weybridge park is Amelies favourite park and she calls it ‘the big park’ as it has lots more swings and climbing frames than our local one. It’s themed around a pirates cove so there are lots of boats to play on, a big sand pit, balance beams and in the summer a lovely paddling pool. There are two areas; one for older children with bigger and more advanced climbing frames and zip wires and then what I would call more of a toddler area with smaller slides and climbing equipment.
After we’d had a run around we went for a coffee / babyccino mine and Amelies favourite thing to do and it meant I could feed Evie. I gave Amelie her lunch as a picnic so we could get home and get them both napping quickly when we were back.
This afternoon we got out in the garden as it was such a lovely day for some scooter fun. Amelie’s grandparents bought her this micro scooter when Evie was born and as its been Winter she hasn’t had much time to play with it so now the afternoons are getting lighter and its a bit warmer we’ll be using it more.
? Day Three ?
We had planned to go to Wisley today but Amelie’s cousin wasn’t at the childminders today as she was a little under the weather so we decided to see her and go to Weybridge park, again! The girls mostly played on the trampolines, in the sandpit and on the swings.
We took the girls for a snack in Weybridge afterwards which they loved but I’m not sure everyone else in the coffee shop did…
We had a quiet afternoon colouring and playing at our house, the girls love playing together and Amelie always eats better when Millie is around so everyone was happy!
? Day Four ?
We finally made it to RHS Wisley. We love Wisley, especially in the Summer – it’s the perfect place for toddlers to burn off some steam and have a run around.
When we arrived it looked ridiculously busy but it wasn’t as bad as it looked once we got inside.
We love Wisley for the outdoor space which is perfect for toddlers to run around and let off some steam, its also handy if you have a baby that needs a nap and likes the pram – Evie could sleep and Amelie and I could explore together.
Wisley also has a great outdoor play area, an indoor soft play next to a cafe, great changing and toilet facilities, two cafe/restaurants and always has activities on for children in half terms/summer holidays.
We were at Wisely when they had the butterflies in the glass house and although we didn’t see them this year we have seen them previously and they are amazing. A couple of tips if you do go to the glass house to see them; you can’t take a pram or buggy in so take a baby carrier if your little one needs it, its hot we leave our coats and cardigans in the buggy outside so we have hands free when we’re inside and take a camera, the butterflies are amazing and like nothing I’ve ever seen before.
I was so glad I had the double buggy we me as Amelie was totally exhausted from running around and then walk back from the glass house near where we went for lunch was quite a walk (for a toddler) back to the car.
? Day Five ?
We went shopping as firstly I didn’t have the energy to do much else and we were going to be doing a long drive to my husbands parents on the Saturday so I didn’t want to have them in the car too long.
Amelie decided that as the sun was out she would be a total poser and go into Walton on Thames like this…
We had a lovely morning and had a coffee shop treat – an easy morning for Mummy so I could pack whilst they both napped ready for the trip.
And that was half term done. The week flew, probably because we did so much. It was tiring but lovely to spend time together.