Country Kids – The Butterfly One

Last Sunday we enjoyed a fantastic family day out at Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo in the Forest Of Dean. Luckily for us it was a beutiful day as well as a fun one filled with lots of activities to keep the little ones entertained.

First up we chose to see the butterflies themselves. The girls were thrilled to be given magnifying glasses and identification charts, making the whole thing even more exciting. Fun as well as educational we saw tiny little eggs on big green leaves, caterpillar’s, cocoons as well as lots and lots of butterflies in all different colours:




Next up was a game of miniature golf. The girls really enjoyed this and Poppy also got the only hole in one! Daddy won of course but nobody minded:



Time then for lunch. Straight across the road was a beautiful hotel/ pub which we decided to try. Set in gorgeous grounds with views of rolling hills and sheep, we ate in the gardens. Set up for children they even had an adventure area for them and fish to look at so it was perfect. The food was really good too:




It was such a lovely setting we just let the girls relax and play and took photos:



We still had the Maze to see or Hedge Puzzle as they are often called. We had a lovely introduction from one of the Brothers who planted it. He agreed to have his picture taken for this blog.

The girls enjoyed running around and were very excited when going the right way. At the end was a little Museum and a viewing platform where you could look over the top:



As it was so warm, a little stop in the tea room was required where the big girls enjoyed yummy ice creams. Daisy was still snoozing. We were delighted to find the seating area was basically a large grassy area so once again let the girls run and play.



Seeing as though most of these pictures are of the big girls I thought I would show you how much Daisy enjoyed it to:



She thoughly enjoyed herself.

Just in case you missed it here’s a little video:




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Hope you’ve all been enjoying some outdoor fun too.

Karen x



14 Comments on Country Kids – The Butterfly One

  1. Sonia
    May 24, 2013 at 8:31 pm (3 years ago)

    Wow it looks like you all had a lovely day! Fantastic photos x

  2. Jenny Paulin
    May 25, 2013 at 7:26 am (3 years ago)

    Karen these are such wonderful photos – those butterflies are amazing arent they? and your girls always always look so neat and tidy and have the most gorgeous clothes and hair accessories. Daisy is looking so big now and such a happy little girl. as they all are. well done you – and i love the photo of you and your girls x x

    • would like to be ayummy mummy
      May 26, 2013 at 7:18 am (3 years ago)

      Thanks Jenny, they are growing up too fast. Must admit the best photos were ones Husband took, he let me us them. I make the hair bows though :-) a fab day out xx

  3. Coombe Mill (Fiona)
    May 25, 2013 at 12:36 pm (3 years ago)

    There’s definitely plenty to do at Wye – the girls look like colourful butterflies themselves in their beautiful outfits. Your photos from the day are lovely and show what a great time everyone had. Thanks for linking up to Country Kids.

    • would like to be ayummy mummy
      May 26, 2013 at 7:15 am (3 years ago)

      Thank you, it really was beautiful. I love these outfits and so do the girls even though they are not the usual pink for Poppy & Purple for Rosie. It really w great fun x

  4. Nichola Fabfortymum
    May 25, 2013 at 9:14 pm (3 years ago)

    What a beautiful place and the whole surrounding area looks just as beautiful. Your girls are just utterly adorable. It looks like you all had a brilliant day out.

  5. LauraCYMFT
    May 25, 2013 at 9:43 pm (3 years ago)

    Gorgeous photos of the butterflies. We have a park near us with butterflies that you can go and look at. It’s amazing!

  6. Sara (@mumturnedmom)
    May 25, 2013 at 10:15 pm (3 years ago)

    What a great day out! The photos of the butterflies are fantastic – and your daughters in their pretty dresses are just gorgeous (your littlest is a cutie too!). #CountryKids

  7. sabrina montagnoli
    May 27, 2013 at 7:41 pm (3 years ago)

    Wow so much more than just butterflies. I love seeing your oldest with her magnifying glass taking everything very seriously. My wee man would have loved that maze but we would have gotten very lost. I would have loved that pub :) Really beautiful photos. I love their summer dresses.

    • would like to be ayummy mummy
      May 29, 2013 at 10:00 am (3 years ago)

      The maze was great fun, The pub was gorgeous and perfect for families. It really was a lovely day with lots to do :-)


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