Daydream Golden Tail- that’s my unicorn name! What’s yours? ! It sort of sums up the last three amazing and wonderful weeks spent with my family, who have been staying with us on holiday from Canada.
Visiting all the local places with them has been a delight and seeing our countryside and places of interest through the eyes of two 4 year olds has been rather special.
Just a few (!) photos of our visits out to local attractions to show how busy we have been having fun and what a great place to come on holiday.
Enjoying the garden.
Visiting Dynevor Castle:
Under the shadow of Llandovery Castle there’s a playground….funny what you discover when there are children around!
Our day at the Botanic Garden of Wales was superb with all the different things to see and do. Top of the list was watching the birds of prey display …it was spectacular!
Folly Farm in Pembrokeshire has lions, giraffes, rhinos and lots more protected animals, there are also playgrounds, fair rides everything for adults and children to love.
But best of all they have ppppp…penguins!
A visit to Llanstephan is always a pleasure walking on the sands and climbing up to the castle to take in the stunning views of the coast. The children found their pleasure in finding another playground and of course enjoying the sand to build sand castles.
Our daughter and older grandson also joined the sand party and stayed a few days with us all.
The metal farm statues of the dog and goose outside Debenhams in Carmarthen will never look the same to me again after being ridden on !
I have a fear of being enclosed or locked in so why did I enter the caves at the Showcases Centre- Dan Yr Ogof …because I had the children with me! They looked after me very well when we went deep into the long cave system. I survived …just …but left it up to the parents to take them into the two other cave systems on site which they said were very interesting and quite breathtaking.
On the site there are also the most amazing dinosaurs …ones I’ve never heard of or could even pronounce their names off their information boards…happily my 4 year old grandson knew all the names and told me all about them.
Cantref Adventure Farm set in the most beautiful surroundings in the Brecon Beacons had a rather magic day! Unicorns were offering to give children rides! So who could refuse such an offer. Both children had a great time especially in the company of Bella .
Not sure the unicorn liked the colour of his painted hooves!
Certain animals could also be petted. Bella was the lynch pin in most of the activities and never stopped smiling …bet she’ll be glad when the school holidays end!
Stroking a chinchilla was fine but …a rat…a big one too…think I’ll pass on that one!
The views around were stunning and another happy day ended at the fish and chip shop Llandovery!
A holiday here has to include a visit to Tenby. It was beautiful with the sea, sand and sky all shining in the sunshine. There was another playground before more sand castles and a walk around the harbour.
As if we didn’t have enough excitement there was a very kind invitation to watch the Tour of Britain at a friend’s house as the cycles would be passing their front door! The family left for a couple of days in London. So we enjoyed a fantastic day out with delicious food included watching the cycles racing by! It was all huge fun especially all the police motor bikes racing along the lanes sounding their sirens and then all the cars carrying bikes on their roofs… it was just the best day! Bethlehem is now firmly on the map! Couldn’t see Geraint but he was there somewhere!
Next day we went to London to catch up with the family and enjoyed a visit to Hyde Park, where we had a picnic in the remarkable Diana Memorial …you’ve guessed it…Playground! Such a splendid place …no adult allowed unless accompanied by a child and then it’s a safe and secure place to play.
Being let out of the play area!
The Natural History Museum was our next stop. Fantastic displays as always.
We left the family outside the museum and headed slowly back through the park to Paddington station for the train home.
Arriving back to a very quiet house after such a brilliant time of laughs and joy has been hard but planning for future visits already.
Back to reading my 4 favourite blogs ( missed what you’ve all been up to!) and starting art group again this week will cheer me up no end!
The family have just landed home in Canada …so all’s well.