Sometimes for us – and I’m sure for every family – it’s hard to motivate everyone to get outdoors. Especially when all the wife wants to do is go and sit by a log fire in a village pub or a sip coffee in a nice warm cafe.
We were lucky enough to be given English Heritage membership (the blog is paying off!!!), which comes with a great big book of things to do, lots of things that intrigue my wife who is a self-confessed history lover. She was sufficiently intrigued so, it being a clear day we looked up the nearest English Heritage site, which was Stanton Drew stone circle, and poddled on down.
Although I’ve lived in the area for ages I’d never heard of the Stanton Drew Stone Circles. It was a great history lesson for us all. The 3yo got loads out of it and she loved clambering over the rocks. Although they were all quite similar she kept saying lets look at this one and that one and the next one. A great way to get her walking and breathing in clear air.
And after we explored, and got our fill of imagining druid worship, we of course headed to the pub in the village! Which also had some stones in their beer garden.
Thanks English Heritage – I fully recommend signing up and taking advantage of the inspiration the book and website give you to get your family out and about.