#MyFamilyAdventures – April

April has been a truly wonderful month, full of adventure but also some really nice down time too. We have enjoyed a really lovely blend of family time and despite only managing to extend the bank holiday by two days we enjoyed our time together so much. I was worried at the beginning of the School holidays, I needn’t have been – the bank holiday weekend fell so nicely in between the break that it broke up the time at Nanny’s and in sports club for our gorgeous boy. We even managed to sneak off to Whitby for a few days on our first camping trip.

Are you ready to read all about our little family Adventures in April? Grab a cuppa and enjoy April in a few words and pictures. And don’t forget to pop over to the other Bloggers’ joining in or add your own adventures to the linky at the end…

April started with an adventure around our local hotspot Trentham Gardens, it really has been a treat not to be wearing coats and layers. Enjoying the sunshine, bare ankles and arms with the sun shining down on us. All the blossom trees and tulips make this time of year so beautiful and Trentham displays this time of year so well. They have recently renovated the adventure playground which has meant we have spent quite a few hours there this month, we even spent a day with friends which turned out to be one of my favourite days of the month. Watching over the children as they played, enjoying a spot of adult conversation and a little mummy and son photo shoot in the tulips made for a perfect day.

The beginning of April was filled with such beautiful blue skies, we found ourselves in limbo one weekend as Mr H was off to the football and so I thought we would venture somewhere new. We took ourselves off to a local area called Apedale Country park where much to our surprise there was a kite festival. George was so excited and couldn’t wait to spend his pocket money on an Octopus kite which made for a lovely few hours together in the sunshine. We’re really looking forward to flying it at the beach in May.

As I put this post together I can’t quite believe how many adventures we have enjoyed in April. Our next adventure was during the half term break, it took us all the way to Whitby which was a real treat and quite unexpected. We have never ventured that far north before and certainly never camped as a family although I guess you can’t call staying in a pod truly camping, a little luxury version. We had so much fun, if you are looking for a pod and quite fancy Whitby then I would absolutely take a look at these ones. I’ve written a post about them on my blog as we were quite taken by them and are already planning a little return in the summer holidays.

I have managed to squeeze in some truly wonderful mummy and son days in April, mainly because of the football and the study days Mr H has had to put in. On those days the sun has shone and so we have really made the most of the blue skies. We tried out the Gruffalo Spotters app at Cannock Chase and had so much fun, so much so we did it twice. We also enjoyed a play date with friends back at the trusty old Trentham Gardens. The weather on that day was glorious just like it was right at the beginning of this post. Ice creams, bare arms and rolling down hills were the order of the day! Oh to be five years old.

And so here are a few a lot of photos from our month of adventure…

And that’s a wrap for April. All that is left to do is pack up our bags and head to Wales on Monday for our first adventure of May. We are all looking forward to visiting Tenby again, I love the painted houses, Barafundle Bay and of course time together as a family and the boys just want to eat fish & chips on the beach and to fly a kite! Perfecto as George would say!

Once again thank you all so much for joining in with me in March. It would be great to see you add your April adventures below, whether a day out, a round up of your month as a family or even a holiday – please grab my badge or at least add a link to say where you are joining in so that people know where to find the link up. And of course I’ll see you in the comments, I am really looking forward to reading through your family adventures.

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  1. 30th April 2017 / 9:16 am

    Ahhh what a great month of adventures. These are darling and such great memories to look back on as G gets older. I love how much you get out and explore with him. It’s so amazing. Great roundup of sunny photos for April hope May is warmer and sunnier so we can do this more!!!!

    • Life As Our Little Family
      30th April 2017 / 10:39 am

      I have really loved April. I think for me it is all about the memories, even if a day out consists of a couple of hours I think it’s worth it for the memories x

  2. 30th April 2017 / 11:05 am

    Aw I always love following your adventures KA. Your camping pod looked so gorgeous and those views! We love the East Coast but have never stayed in Whitby. We used to camp lots when the kids were younger, but would only consider glamping now. Have a lovely few days down in South Wales x

    • Life As Our Little Family
      30th April 2017 / 11:44 am

      Thank you so much for joining in Tracey. We had such a great stayover, and the view was spectacular. We never ventured that far, it was a beautiful part of the country x

  3. 30th April 2017 / 12:33 pm

    Love the camping pod. Beautiful snaps too #myfanilyadventure

    • Life As Our Little Family
      30th April 2017 / 12:39 pm

      Thanks so much, the pod was a fantastic little find

  4. 30th April 2017 / 6:53 pm

    As always these are a stunning collection of photos, you’ve had such a month of adventure, full of colour and beautiful skies. I really love joining in with this monthly round up x

    • Life As Our Little Family
      2nd May 2017 / 5:41 am

      I’m so glad to have you each month honey thank you for joining this little community x

  5. 30th April 2017 / 8:15 pm

    You’ve had such a lovely month of snaps!! I really want to try out our local Gruffalo spotting walk looks like great fun. I love the perspective of the photo through the fence hole. Enjoy your May my love!!xx

    • Life As Our Little Family
      2nd May 2017 / 5:39 am

      We have had such a good weather month, it makes all the difference and to be honest I think it was with being away too x

  6. 30th April 2017 / 9:10 pm

    Ah these photos are just beautiful!! Such a lovely post of photos this month.

    • Life As Our Little Family
      2nd May 2017 / 5:39 am

      Thanks so much Beth

    • Life As Our Little Family
      2nd May 2017 / 5:38 am

      I hadn’t realised how much fun we had had until I looked back through my camera roll

  7. 1st May 2017 / 7:59 am

    Oh what a gorgeous set of photos! I’ve never heard of Apedale Country Park before – somewhere else to add to the list of new places to explore. A kite festival – how exciting! I hope you have a wonderful time in Wales 🙂

    • Life As Our Little Family
      2nd May 2017 / 5:33 am

      Thank you lovely, Apedale is a huge open space we only saw one spot because of the kite flying but I am sure there is so much to explore

  8. 1st May 2017 / 11:49 am

    Oh lovely your pictures are just so beautiful – I actually feel like I am there with you!

    • Life As Our Little Family
      2nd May 2017 / 5:33 am

      Thanks so much Natalie, that’s the dream hey, drawing you into the frame

  9. 1st May 2017 / 4:51 pm

    That looks like a wonderful month of adventure and beautiful weather! I hope May is just as spectacular for your family 🙂

    • Life As Our Little Family
      2nd May 2017 / 5:32 am

      Aww thank you Melissa, we were definitely lucky with the weather! Have a great May x

  10. 2nd May 2017 / 12:53 pm

    My goodness you have taken some absolutely gorgeous shots this month – what a fab set from fab adventures!! Thank you for hosting lovely xx

  11. 3rd May 2017 / 8:58 pm

    What lovely photos to look back over and cherish the adventures April has had in store for you. Thanks for hosting.

    • Life As Our Little Family
      7th May 2017 / 3:35 pm

      That’s exactly how I look at it Helena, without it I would definitely not look back on them all

  12. 8th May 2017 / 1:21 pm

    What a wonderful month April was for you, so many spring adventures! Mummy and son days must be so special.. I cannot wait to enjoy individual days with my little ones as they get older! xx

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