A Birthday Tradition {The Ordinary Moments}

Welcome back to another week of the Ordinary Moments. If you haven’t joined in before this is a weekly linky that launches every Sunday morning and is open until midnight on the following Saturday. It’s a linky that celebrates any ordinary moments in your life – or the not so ordinary some weeks too. Basically – anything goes. I’ll be sharing and commenting on the posts that are linked up during the week and there’s a badge at the bottom of the post if you’d like to add it to yours too.

Back in 2015 we started what has become a bit of a tradition for us – we went to Drayton Manor for my birthday. It was somewhere we’d wanted to go for ages and somewhere I knew the children would love so we used my birthday as an excuse to finally make the trip.

Since then we have gone to Drayton Manor every year without fail, usually for someone’s birthday or to see Father Christmas. This year we’ve been so busy that we hadn’t had a chance to visit one of the children’s favourite places yet and so made the excuse for my birthday again.

Four years on from our first visit and the children still love Drayton Manor and Thomas Land just as much as that very first time we went. They are now bigger and can go on so many rides, many by themselves. They love that they know the park so well, they know what to expect and they know what they like and don’t like.

Drayton Manor is such an easy day out for us. We break up the rides with train journeys, soft play, adventure playgrounds and animals and always manage to fill so many more hours than we would at the Merlin parks we go to often. Also, when we pick a weekend just before half term, without any special events on, we can almost guarantee that it will be a pretty quiet day, with no queues and a lovely relaxed atmosphere.

We had such a nice day at Drayton Manor and I know we’ll be back again before too long. It’s such a nice day out and one we always enjoy – as long as the weather’s dry. I can’t wait for our next visit and to see what new rides LP and Little Man are big enough for next time too.

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  1. Belated happy birthday & what a wonderful place to spend your birthday. I’ve not been to Drayton manor but it looks fab and so much fun. Glad the kids enjoyed it xx

  2. I have just discovered this blog and love it. I also think this is a wonderful idea. I wonder – would mind me writing a blog post on ordinary moments on my own blog please? Thanks so much if that’s ok. Sally

  3. We went to Drayton Manor last year and loved it, I’d love to go again next year when Lucas is tall enough to go on the rides he couldn’t last time

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