Ice Cream & Picnics – Summer Staycation

July 11, 2014


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

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  • Donna

    I love how you picnic in the garden and that first photo just captures summer – So bright and cheerful! Happy days! x

    July 11, 2014 at 10:40 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      I love a good picnic in the garden, reminds me of summer holidays when I was younger xx

      July 13, 2014 at 9:33 am Reply
  • MummaG

    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 🙂

    July 12, 2014 at 3:29 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      Exactly! Everything you need is right there 🙂

      July 13, 2014 at 9:34 am Reply
  • Jaime Oliver

    i love the idea of a staycation! how fab .. we are having one too 🙂

    July 12, 2014 at 4:26 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      It’s great, makes sure that we actually get off our bums and do something this summer!

      July 13, 2014 at 9:35 am Reply
  • Tina

    Aw this staycation idea is such a great idea and these photos are adorable!

    July 12, 2014 at 4:57 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      Thank you, we are hoping to have a lot of fun this summer!

      July 13, 2014 at 9:35 am Reply
  • Adventure Togs

    What a lovely day at home. You can’t beat a picnic for some quality family time x

    July 12, 2014 at 10:01 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      It was lovely, seems to make lunchtime that bit more exciting! xx

      July 13, 2014 at 9:36 am Reply
  • Kate @ Family Fever

    You really can have the best fun in the garden! We had a teddy bear picnic this week 🙂 #CountryKids

    July 13, 2014 at 10:51 am Reply
  • Coombe Mill - Fiona

    It looks like your Summer Staycation is off to a fantastic start! Love happy family photos and the twins are adorable. Thanks for linking up and sharing your family fun with Country Kids.

    July 13, 2014 at 11:14 am Reply
  • Merlinda Little (@pixiedusk)

    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

    July 14, 2014 at 3:57 pm Reply
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