Country Kids – Ashridge Bluebells

This week, I’m linking up with Coombe Mill’s Country Kids (thanks for having me, Fiona!). Country Kids is all about having fun outdoors and spending time together as a family. It being Spring and all, we went to the Ashridge Estate for a picnic and to look at some bluebells. We’re just like an Enid Blyton family…..We’re very fortunate to have so many fantastic places on our doorstep and have been making an effort to visit them recently. Now that the children are older, it’s nice to take them exploring and it’s good to visit new places rather than going to the same old spots. Beloved was up for the bluebell idea the moment I mentioned going to M&S for posh picnic food (£36….kinda didn’t mention that bit). It took us a couple of hours to reach the bluebells, thanks to the kids stopping to look at snails, climbing on trees/tree trunks/anything tree related, Little Dude directing us with his pedometer and the scooter that he’d insisted on bringing (I’d said no but was overruled)…We were convinced we’d walked for miles but it was probably only half a mile! When we finally reached the spot where the bluebells were, Beloved said “Er, so what do we do now?” “Um, look at bluebells?”. So we did.

“Hey babe, just ignore the kids and let me take a photograph, OK?” Some excellent parenting there…Woodland picnicking  Scanning bluebells with his pedometer. Computer says they’re blue flowers what are really a bit purple. Good to know.

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

  • Coombemill - I’m trying to place Ashridge Forest, I’m sure I have heard of it, is it one of the Forestry Commision sites? The woods at coombe look just the same at the moment and also awash with bluebells. The kids have had great fun playing hide and seek in there. I love your photo with the little one toddling off the wrong way and wow to that lovely knitted jacket! Thanks for joining me on Country Kids.ReplyCancel

    • Hayley - It’s a National Trust property over in Berkhamstead. We’re planning to go back in a couple of weeks.ReplyCancel

  • Sara (@mumturnedmom) - Looks like a beautiful day – I love bluebells! Gorgeous photos of your son and daughter 🙂 #CountryKidsReplyCancel

  • Fiona Martin - Your little one looks so cute on the fallen tree branch. Lovely day out and bluebells look so pretty.ReplyCancel

  • Brinabird and Son - Looks lovely. I like that “What do we do now?” Walking at kids space can seem like forever but it’s so worth it!ReplyCancel

  • Charly Dove - Great photos and quite a surreal post – I grew up in Berkhamsted 🙂ReplyCancel

    • Hayley - Oh really? It’s lovely around there!ReplyCancel

  • Bury Family Life - Oh what wonderful photographs – how gorgeous are you kids?ReplyCancel

    • Hayley - Thank you, I obviously think they’re adorable! I love your site, I wish we had something like that for this area.ReplyCancel

  • Coombemill - That’s why I recognise it, I used to live nearby many years ago and remember walking in there! Thanks for solving the mystery!ReplyCancel

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