Let the summer holidays begin

July 23, 2016

That’s it, the children have finally finished school for the summer holidays. Something that we have all been looking forward to. The children have worked hard throughout the school year and deserve some time to recharge their batteries, some time to have fun, some time to just be children.

Adopting a day on, day off schedule throughout the summer I’m hoping to keep them occupied with fun days at home as well as outings to the park, picnics and days out. The start of the holidays started with a busy day as we needed to head back to the seaside to get Tigger’s haircut (I still haven’t found local barbers for him), grab some little bits and bobs in the town before heading over to see family to celebrate a birthday. We left the house at 8am and finally managed to get home a 4.30pm, not exactly the relaxing start that I’d imagined but it was a fun day.

Yesterday we stayed at home all day, which allowed me to catch up on washing and household chores whilst the children made the most of our garden and the beautiful weather. I don’t remember the start of the summer holidays ever being this hot before, so they have been very lucky. Although I really need to buy a paddling pool to help them cool down as we are missing the cool breeze from the sea. They had a fabulous day in the garden, playing football, building dens, playing swingball and tag.

Let the summer holidays begin - Roo and Tigger Football

Let the summer holidays begin - Roo and Tigger Den Building

Let the summer holidays begin - Tigger Den

Let the summer holidays begin - Roo and Tigger Swingball

As I watched them play it made me realise that the upheaval of moving earlier in the year, moving schools etc for a bigger home with a much-wanted garden was worth it. They are happy, they are carefree, they are enjoying their childhood.

They are happy

They are carefree

They are enjoying their childhood

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall


  • Fiona - Coombe Mill July 23, 2016 at 12:34 pm

    Garden space really comes into its own in summer and especially for older children like this who don’t need supervising all the time. I love the way they are happy playing and creating their own games with a make shift camp there while you get on with chores. It makes it so much easier to enjoy other days out together and everyone has a good time. Now we just need the weather to hand in there!

    Thank you for sharing with me on #CountryKids .

  • David Mellor July 23, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    Ah, as a teacher, I certainly share their relief and excitement as the holidays begin! Yes, it seems your move has paid dividends with you now enjoying a garden and what better way to fill it than with homemade dens – my toddler loves den building!
    Potty Adventures

  • Kim Carberry July 23, 2016 at 7:14 pm

    Ahh! It looks like you have had a great start to the holidays….They look like they have been having a blast. x

  • Merlinda Little (Glimmer of Hope) July 24, 2016 at 9:52 am

    Aww this is why I am wishing for a garden or a space for my son to play with! We dont have any. You can just let the kids play while you are doing something!

    Sounds like a busy summer start and the smiles on your kids’ faces says it all, they look so happy! Hope the rest of summer holidays will be as awesome =)


  • RachelSwirl July 24, 2016 at 10:38 pm

    The summer holidays are indeed here, hopefully the rain can stay away so we can enjoy as many days out as possible.

  • Kate (Along Came Poppy) July 30, 2016 at 11:31 pm

    We really should make more of our outdoor space. It looks like they had a lovely time 🙂 #countrykids

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