Woods Alive

Most weekends we try to get out and about at least one of the days. After a hideous day of rain yesterday, this morning was looking a bit more promising. 

Breakfast was rather a relaxed affair with poached eggs on toast and chocolate croissants on the menu. Lia is able to feed herself now, but she hasn’t quite got the hang of doing it without any mess. 

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So after a rather urgent clean up and clothing change, we headed to the Worcester Woods Country Park. Today, they had woodland crafts and working shire horses in the woods for their Woods Alive event. 

This is the location of the Worcester Parkrun, which hubby and I both take part in infrequently. Much as I love parkrun, it was nice to have a gentle stroll round today instead of running. 

The woods are lovely and there is also a bit sports field, a mini train, a decent play park and a reasonably priced café. 

Libby was very impressed with the woodland crafts, particularly as she was able to make a magic wand. 

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Abracadabra is the word of the day!

I was fascinated to see the working shire horses logging. I’ve seen quite a few shire horses but I’ve never seen them working before. Libby and I were able to stroke one of the horses when she was having a break as well. 

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Next, the girls headed for the mini train for a little ride around, much to Pluto’s disgust. We love being able to take Pluto with us for days out and this was the perfect opportunity. 

Pluto enjoyed his walk around the woods, but when it came to the point where the girls went off to play and he couldn’t stay with them, he got into a bit of a flap, he’s really not keen on being left out. 

After their train ride, both girls went to play in the park. We had intended to stay there for a coffee but it was such a popular event that the queue at the café was out of the door. 

So we decided to head off to the Wyche Innovation centre café for lunch, where we were also able to collect the egg cup that Libby had painted during half term, which has now been fired and looks great. 

We all had a lovely day, it was great to do something a little bit different and it was nice for Pluto to be able to join us. 



  1. March 2, 2015 / 2:56 pm

    What a treat seeing shire horses out actually working, I bet the girls were interested in seeing them pulling the logs. It sounds like a great day out for all the family including Pluto. Libby looks so pleased to have made a magic wand, I’m sure you’ll be making more now she knows how. Thanks for linking up with Country Kids.

    • monsterid March 2, 2015 / 3:03 pm

      Thank you Fiona. Yes it was a fabulous day out, we all loved seeing the horses. Hubby informs me they weren’t shire horses after all, fab to see nonetheless!x

  2. March 5, 2015 / 9:01 am

    Aw how lovely!! Sounds fantastic!! I love days and trips like this.

  3. March 10, 2015 / 9:25 am

    This looks lovely – I never heard of it when we lived in Malvern. Gorgeous wand 🙂

    • monsterid March 10, 2015 / 12:12 pm

      It’s just up at county hall Maz. It was fab, Libby is very proud of her Wand!x

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