I’ve had a love of the woods since I was a child. I have photos of me climbing trees and splashing through puddles when I was a child and to be honest I haven’t changed much. Nothing relaxes me quite as much as a walk through the woods, I also enjoy taking pictures of trees and the many textures you find in the woods.
It pleases me so much that our little man seems to share my love for the woods. He becomes a great explorer as soon as we enter the woodland. Sticks are picked up and inspected, rocks are overturned and little fingers explore the bark of a tree. Both C and I like him to guide us round the woods and see where is curiosity takes him. We believe nature should be shown respect and enjoyed, for it is a natural gift we are provided with.
We are very lucky to live so close to such a glorious woodland park, Moors Valley Park. With play areas, many footpaths, tree top trails and wooden climbing areas, we are never short of something to do when visiting. We can easily spend a whole day playing and walking the trials around the woodland.
Monkey is at the perfect age where he is starting to climb and jump, without the need for us to constantly hold him. He loves the little challenges he sets himself and knows we are never to far away to offer a steadying hand.
Do your children enjoy the woods? Which are your favourite woods to visit?