Ice Cream & Picnics – Summer Staycation


Garden Picnic

Last month I wrote about some of the things I want us to do as a family this summer – to make the most of it we are having a Staycation! As the weather was so beautiful last weekend and I wanted to test out our new Ergobaby 360 we decided to go on a family walk to hunt down some ice cream. Luckily enough our local coffee shop have Cheshire Farm Ice Cream (which is so good!) so we set off coaxing a tired Lucas along with the promise of ice cream. As he has been a bit under the weather recently I was hoping he would sit in the spare double pushchair seat as Arthur was happily sleeping in the Ergobaby but no, he refused and stubbornly trudged all the way there. He perked up when we reached the coffee shop and we enjoyed our ice cream sat on a wall by the village hall. The journey back proved too much for him though and as he was still refusing to sit in the pushchair my husband carried him most of the way back while he slept, cheeky monkey!

The next day we had planned to go to a National Wildflower Centre but given Lucas’ behaviour the previous day we stuck to our own garden and had a picnic. We set out the picnic rug and treats and brought the twins outside in their bouncy chairs. It’s nice sometimes to take the family outside were we sit together and talk, out in the fresh air, enjoying the sunshine, even this little change of scene can make you feel refreshed. Afterwards Lucas ran round and round, in and out of the washing just happy to play chase, over and over again. A day when we hadn’t really planned anything exciting turned into a lovely family day in the garden.

Peepo Twins Ice Cream

Summer Staycation


Disclaimer – I have been sent an Ergobaby 360 to review over the summer.

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall


  1. Family days in the garden are always fab ways to relax, especially when you know there will be no long journey back with tired children 🙂

  2. Okay its so weird of me that I dont know what ergobaby is so I have to google it! Now I do know!

    Looks like a fab day for ice cream if you ask me. Isnt it fun too that even if you are just in your house in the garden its still awesome as long as your with your fam =) #countrykids

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