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Did Somebody Say Playground?
Like most children, Reuben and Orla love playgrounds. Whether its the small toddler playground next to our house, a natural playground of fallen trees in the middle of a wood, or something involving a little more engineering, they can't wait to run off and play. The latest to make it onto our must visit again list was discovered on our recent trip top see the iron men at Crosby.
After a 90 minute drive to get there we were all ready to stretch our legs, so after getting kitted out in Spotty Otter waterproofs and boots, that's exactly what we did. However our plan to walk straight to the beach had to be put on hold after seeing the big new playground right next to the car park.
Orla loved the little wooden house in the smaller playground, and confidently climbed up the ladder to get onto the platform. Once up on the platform she enjoyed shouting and waving to us, before sliding down the slide and starting all over again.
Meanwhile Reuben had spotted the zip line and decided that we needed to try it out. If you've read our previous blog posts you'll know that we like zip lines ... a lot. After a respectable number of launches down the line, accompanied by a good amount of laughter and screaming, Reuben came to a conclusion. He said that it was good, but not as fast and scary as his current number one at Alton Towers. Let us know if there are any that you think we should try.
Elsewhere there were a range of things to climb, swing and spin around on. But one of Reuben and Orla's favourites was a wavy slide that was wide enough for them both to slide at the same time. This is something they did over and over again, racing each other to the bottom. The racing was certainly helped by their super low friction waterproofs letting them travel at super fast speeds, and resulting in several crashes and even more giggling.
Between the playground and the iron men we all had a great day out, and will certainly be back in the next few months ... remembering to bring the waterproof sliding suits ... whatever the weather.