I cannot wait for long hot sunny days with no agenda and hours to bask and play and enjoy summer. Lets hope that this year, here in the UK we are blessed with many of these gorgeous days, because Brimham rocks is at the top of our to do list to return to with a mega picnic and a day of scrambling and fun.
We visited on Saturday for a muddy walk and explore, and whilst wet and freezing the kids were more than prepared with there all in one waterproofs and wellies, with warm spares in the car just in case. If you have never been before then it is located a few miles from Harrogate in North Yorkshire and has absolutely beautiful views and scenery and is a place of imagination and mind blowing adventures for kids. It is home to balancing rock formations of all heights and widths and there is something for everyone. It is a place to walk and admire the beauty, or climb and explore, or play hide and seek and make believe games in the caves and crevices.
We were fortunate enough again to get National Trust membership for Christmas, which makes family days out and adventures all the more easier to plan. It means we can jump in the car with a picnic and have a spot to visit with minimal cost and that there is a tonne of stuff for the kids to do and be entertained by, and I think after Saturday they would say that Brimham Rocks is their new fave place to do just that! They had an absolute blast climbing, exploring and demonstrating fearless independence.
I loved their joyful spirits despite the miserable weather, and I loved climbing with them in places despite being 17 weeks pregnant, though I did get stuck climbing down into a cave and Mr Smith had to carry me!!!!
Little Megs especially blew me away with her confidence. Ethan ambitiously wanted to get as high as he could, which led to us planning a safer, less slippery trip in the summer when they could climb and explore to their hearts content, whilst I in my heavily pregnant state can chill on a blanket with a book and guard the picnic! It sounds blissful.
If you love the outdoors or have kids that do and want them to burn off some energy then this makes for the perfect day out.