It's so nice to see you. Luckily you've arrived just in time for Five on Friday, the link-up with Amy at Love Made My Home so there are plenty of great posts to look at if you follow the link.
I thought I'd take you for a walk to The Lookout today - it's described as an all- weather venue with 90 hands-on science and discovery activities, but it is in the middle of a forest with lots of footpaths, cycleways and café so you don't need to go to the children's activities or playground if your children are in their late twenties like mine!
One - Children
My visit coincided with a school trip so there were too many children about for photos in the Discovery area. There were so many things they could do - launch a hot air balloon, build a dam in a stream, climb a scaffold to tile a roof, break light beams to play music, puzzles or play in the outdoor park and loads more besides. On special days some poor adult can wear the Eric the Owl costume, their mascot, and
Two - Adults
You can hire bikes to explore the woodland.
Or test your skills at Go Ape, climbing up in the canopy, whizzing down zipwires following a segway course and such like.
Three - Woodland
Swinley Forest, 2,600 acres of Crown land, has mainly pine trees with bracken which is turning brown now. It was so peaceful, the birds were twittering away as I followed the Heritage trail towards Ceasers Camp.
Four - Pools
Forest Pool was as still as a mirror. Dragonflies flitted about. My camera wouldn't let me zoom as the batteries were running out but I managed to photograph one as it hovered.
The building blends in well with the surroundings and it's nice to have a cup of coffee, a look in the shop or at the tourist information to finish off your walk.
I hope you've enjoyed a quick look round and that you have a great week.
Bye for now