Can you believe that it is less than 4 weeks until the children go back to school, much sooner than that for my fiends in Scotland. Time really does fly when you are having fun. I appreciate that not everyone is as lucky as me to be able to take the summer off work (pretty much) and spend time with their children, but I do think that it certainly polarises opinion of long school holidays.
Last week was filled with lots of fun at Butlins with Dairy of a Frugal Family and believe it or not, it allowed for lots of free range parenting and provided me with the perfect place to allow the boys a little extra freedom. I let them get their dinner and drinks on their own, go to the games room on their own and also spend time with the Frugal’s without me watching over my shoulder.
We also managed to find some outdoor spaces to play in the most unlikely of settings. The top image is a woodland service area just off the M25, the perfect spot to allow the children to let off some stream and go to the loo and the tree climbing took place on the edge of the car park at our Premier Inn hotel in Berkshire. Just goes to show you that outdoor play and adventure is never far away and that children can play anywhere given the chance.
Alvin is also proving to be an excellent competition for our #freerangesummer and we are all benefiting for dog walking adventures.
What have you been up to this week? I would love for you to link up.
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