April has shifted in to view and the pace of life is picking up; fast! School is in full flow, there are no COVID interruptions and I am settling into my new job. As the hours are fuller and longer, I am tired but feeling like i’m contributing properly once again. Here is our April 2021 round up.
Weekend are now even more precious as work and school are taking up alll the time in the week. Our first adventure this month is up in the Peak District (of course!) at Robin Hoods Stride. We chose the walk from the Lets Go peak District site and followed the instructions from there. The walk combines everything we like about walks; from rope swings to rocks and lush green views. Beautiful blue skies helped us soak up some vitamin D and we also had a litter pick along the way.
Our patches finally arrived! HikerKidz now has a patch for your bags, which are perfect for displaying on your adventures. You can purchase them here, for just £4.99 including postage. £1 from each sale also goes to the Outdoor Guide Foundation, to purchase outdoor clothing for children who are in need of it.
We decided to mix it up a little, and head up north for a coastal walk. Somewhere we’ve never been before. We parked up at Thursaston beach, on the Wirral and wandered around Thursaston Common. Of course, we had to meander along the beach, for Finley to throw his rocks in to whatever water we could find! The kids climbed up and around Thors’ Rock (nowhere near Thors’ Cave unfortunately) and explored aimlessly until we came across a trig point.
The Easter holidays came upon us, which had to be juggled around family due to the fact I had just taken on a new job. The kids stayed in too much so we treated them to a trip to Drayton Manor Theme Park. Even with COVID restrictions, we managed to have a lovely time. Queues were well managed and didn’t take too long to go down. Who knew so much pent up energy can be released while screaming your head off at a theme park! We all left in high spirits, having enjoyed as much of the park as we could.
The last weekend of our April 2021 round up saw us back in the Peaks for a meet up with my brother. I haven’t seen him much as he lives in Sheffield, so we met for a stroll to Alport Castles. An incredible place to explore, the kids chatted away to their uncle while clambering over boulders made for giants. The Peak District worked it’s magic, allowing us time to de-stress after the busy working week and connecting with family.
And that’s it really. I always start writing these round ups thinking that we have not actually achieved much during the month. Once i’m finished, i’m always left surprised by how much we fit in around work and school. It just goes to show what you can do if you put your mind to it!
Have a look at our other round ups to see what else we get up to.