A boy feeding a bird in a body of water

Feeding the ducks #CountryKids

August 7, 2015

The downside to living in a tourist town is that during the main season it can be difficult to enjoy the local attractions that we do throughout the quieter months.

Earlier this week with the sun shining Great Yarmouth was a mecca for tourists so instead of jostling for a place on the promenade we hopped into the car and drove a couple of miles up the road to Potter Heigham on the Norfolk Broads.

Whilst is was still bustling with tourists along with ourselves it wasn’t as sea of bodies and we were able to sit alongside the broad to watch the boats go by.

Having picked up a loaf of bread on the way we enjoyed feeding the ducks and swans. With Tigger shouting ‘here ducks, who wants some bread?’ before throwing another handful of bread strips.

A boy feeding a bird in a body of water

A group of people looking at a bird in the water

It was lovely to get outdoors and enjoy the simple pleasure of feeding the ducks.

When did you last feed the ducks?


  • Becky August 8, 2015 at 10:04 am

    ooh i love to feed the ducks

  • HPMcQ August 8, 2015 at 10:59 am

    i can’t remember the last time we fed the ducks, but my favourite times were with my nanny minnie. when i was small she used to take me over to victoria park in the east end of london and we would sit together by the side of the lake. happy happy days x

  • Coombe Mill August 8, 2015 at 11:40 am

    It can be difficult to enjoy the local area when you live in a tourist destination but sometimes I quite enjoy the life tourists give to some quiet towns. It’s great you managed to find somewhere to relax and just feed the ducks, the kids look like they’re enjoying their time out of the house away from the gadgets for an hour or two. Thanks for linking up with me on Country Kids.

  • Aly August 8, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    A very long time ago now.I think we need to rectify this pretty soon.

  • Emma August 8, 2015 at 6:10 pm

    Kids LOVE feeding the ducks don’t they, however old they are? I think the last time we did that, we were living in Copenhagen, there was a complete blizzard and my son insisted on walking down to the lake to feed the ducks as they would have been hungry in the snow. I hope they found the white bread in all that white…

  • Merlinda Little August 8, 2015 at 10:40 pm

    We live near the beach and I know what you mean! When its peak season the beach is not ours and we have to share which is okay but sometimes I want it back.

    Feeding the ducks are always nice to do outdoors! Simple and yet enjoyable! #countrykids

  • Carolin August 9, 2015 at 8:52 am

    Haha when we feed the ducks, Amy always ends up with more bread than the ducks. It’s such a fun activity though. Even I enjoy it πŸ˜€

  • Michelle Twin Mum August 9, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    Wow, so many swans there. Duck feeding is alwasy great fun with the kids. Mich x

  • Leanne Cornelius August 9, 2015 at 1:52 pm

    I love going to see the ducks, we’re lucky to have a quiet canal right by our house with lots of ducks!

  • Susan Mann August 9, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    We love feeding the ducks, it’s a great thing to do & simple. Great pictures x

  • Emma August 10, 2015 at 7:42 am

    Awww, what a lovely, simple activity. We love feeding ducks too. x

  • Angela / Only Crumbs Remain August 10, 2015 at 10:57 am

    Near to where we live is a Local Nature Reserve with a large body of water where the mallards hangout. Thankfully the shop on site sells small bags of seeds suitable for the ducks (children’s sweetie bag size) for a donation (as we always forget to take some from home).
    Every time we go there for a walk, I make a bee-line for the shop to get a bag (or two) of seeds for the mallards. I really enjoy feeding the mallards and it always amuses me how the females always seem to be the more vocal ones! πŸ˜‰
    It’s great fun feeding the ducks, what ever your age πŸ™‚
    Angela x

  • Cass August 12, 2015 at 7:36 am

    My town isn’t a tourist location but it is a seaside town with a nice beach and the seafront just gets ridiculously busy as soon as the sun comes out. We rarely go to the beach on nice days because it’s too busy for us.

    Oh, and you should see the queues for ice cream!

  • North East Family Fun September 2, 2015 at 3:16 pm

    You can’t beat feeding the ducks – there is a great bakery around 30 miles for us that have a basket of stale bread you can help yourself to which I love!

  • Joanne September 2, 2015 at 3:17 pm

    Ducks are so obliging, I love them. We have a beck near us which has lots of ducks on but sometimes they hide, which is vexing. We had ducks on our last holiday, which we fed a couple of mornings. By the third morning, they were outside our window quacking for their breakfast. Very entertaining! Thank you for linking up to #SummerFaves

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