Park Days {The Ordinary Moments}

We’ve started a tradition with the start of the school year where we do different activities each day after school. Fridays is park day – and it’s something the children really love and it is the perfect start to their weekend.

We go to the park for just half an hour or an hour – depending on how busy it is – have some snacks and just play. There are usually a few of the children’s friends there and they love letting off steam, swinging, sliding, climbing and trying to do more than they did the week before.

Park Days {The Ordinary Moments}

Over the last few weeks the children have gone from needing me to support them down the fireman’s pole to being able to slide effortlessly down it themselves. They have climbed so high and even attempted the monkey bars although I think they need to be a little taller to manage them properly.

Park Days {The Ordinary Moments}

After the park, when we head home, they almost skip to the car. They are full of energy, so happy and ready for the weekend. It’s turned into a proper tradition, only stopping if the weather isn’t great. And I can see us making Friday Park-day into something we do each week for years to come.

It’s so nice to spend time with LP and Little Man, to not be at work and instead to be able to sit in the park and watch them play. To be there, to be present and to just enjoy it – almost as much as they do.

Park Days {The Ordinary Moments}

It’s got to the point where, just like I love our baking evenings, I cannot wait for Friday to come around, to pick the children up, throw their school things in the car and head to the park for a little adventure. Friday is definitely a highlight of the week.

Park Days {The Ordinary Moments}

If you have an ordinary moment this week, come and link up – I’m looking forward to reading the moments that you share and will comment and share them on Twitter through the course of the week. Thanks so much for taking part!

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  1. We did this in the summer term! I love planning a little after school activity it’s always helpful for the after school slump I think! X

  2. We do this too but not planned just on a dry day in the week. It really is nice to see them let go after being cooped up in school all day! Your pics are fab and the little ones look so happy to be there!

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