Just outside of Bridlington on the cliff tops sits a gorgeous little park, old hall and Zoo. We often went as Kids with our cousins and have spent some lovely days there with my family growing up. Yesterday, as we were at the coast visiting family we decided to go to Sewerby park and see the animals and enjoy the gardens. We did invite my sisters and kids but unfortunately they were unable to join us which actually worked out well because it meant that it was just the 4 of us, our little family having fun together.
We have always been good at, and always looked forward to doing something fun together on a Saturday (just us) but recently life has been busy at the weekends with various jobs, responsibilities and doing things for other people and I have felt like so much has taken over our lives and infringed upon our family days out.
As we wandered around, laughing and exploring Nath and I realised how long it had been since the 4 of us had had time together for a day out where we didn’t have to watch the clock or didn’t have a huge list of other things that needed doing, just a day together, making memories and seeing the kids smiles.
The “Zoo” (basically a farm with a couple of monkey’s and penguins) was a hit and I realised how urban the kids are when in the midst of all of the lovely animals they became excited at a ruddy pigeon on the wall!!! Megan thought the lama’s were “Sheep-Rabbits” and asked the Penguins where Mr Popper was?!!? (Too much DVD watching?). After a lovely walk around the gardens and fun times in the new park (which is AMAZING) we drove into Bridlington and enjoyed some very delicious and guilt free fish and chips!
Yesterday was basically a regular thing we do with having family by the coast, especially during the summer, but being together as just us was was refreshing, well needed and very much enjoyed.
It sounds like you really needed that time with just the four of you. I can sometimes feel as though we don’t have much time as a little family, so important to carve that out.
Aw sounds like a lovely family day and a lovely place as well. I do know what you mean, sometimes being just the four of you is actually really well needed. We often invite friends along with us on our days out, or family, and sometimes you just need to be on your own- just the four of you. xx