Wednesday, 2 July 2014

25 Child Friendly Activities to do at Eco-Gites of Lenault

Posted by Rosie

We all know going on holiday can be a great time to spend some quality time together.  We also all know how family days out can add up. So here at Eco-Gites of Lenault we have come up with a list of 25 things you can do when visiting here that do not involve leaving the gite at all and often are totally free.


25 Child Friendly Activities to do at Eco-Gites of Lenault


1. Blow bubbles together
2. Have a picnic under the trees
3. Fly a kite
4. Read lots of new books from our library of children's books (there are plenty of adult books too)
5. Play in the sandpit
  

6. Search for wild flowers
7. Play Hide and Seek
8. Collect eggs
9. Play a board game together (there's lots in the gite for all ages)
10. Pick blackberries
11. Go for a walk
12. Stroke a pig
 

13. Jump in puddles
14. Stay up and star gaze (there is very little light pollution here)
15. Go butterfly hunting
16. Throw a stick for Poppy and Saari (our dogs)
17. Paddle in the nearby stream
18. Draw some of our animals
19. Collect leaves
20. Make some natural art

 
21. Go tractor spotting
22. Have a race
23. Look for 4 leaf clovers (Tom often finds them)
24. Make a den
25. Make a family holiday diary

Lots of these things you can also do at home, right now - so why not put aside an hour or so and have some car-free family fun very soon!  Oh and there are 25 more things here!

Linking up with Letkidsbekids.  Do pop over there and see what other children based inspiration you can find!

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Mud Mud Marvellous Mud - Outdoor Play Party
 

16 comments :

  1. We always go for a walk. Sometimes even at night on a nice day to slow things down for us. i wish I can stroke animals. Something about it is calming too. I use to do this with our cats & dogs. In here we have no pets at all so I cant do that now =( #LetkidsBeKids

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    1. I know what you mean - when I was at Mum's recently I really missed having a dog or cat to stroke ... and a pig for that matter! Our pigs love a good back scratch and will roll over for a tummy tickle too :)

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  2. How funny that I should post right after you in the UBC. I too live in France - I will follow your blog and am sure that I can learn a lot from you! My blog is http://masabicou.com. Thanks, Jina

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  3. Hi Jina - and thank you. What a coincidence! I wonder if there are any other French bloggers on UBC? I will pop over you have a read of your blog later but in the meantime I am on a mission to get all our fruit picked and preserved before it gets to ripe! A tout à l'heure.

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  4. what are you picking? We are picking meribels for jam today

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    1. Raspberries, tayberries, loganberries, last of the strawberries, blackcurrants and jostaberries! I don't have any meribels - something I really must rectify as I love meribel jam :)

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  5. Superb, this 25 list is a real cute one..playing in sand pit - really miss it. Its been long since i hav done it.

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    1. Thank you - I don't think anyone is ever too old to play in a sand pit!

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  6. Such a great post I've got a list very similar to yours x

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    1. Hope you enjoy doing it ... and I hope it includes stroking a pig!

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  7. Lovely post - my daughter LOVES pigs and would really like your slightly unusual ones!

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    1. Thank you - our pigs are a New Zealand breed called Kune Kunes and are absolutely the best - daily scratching is an absolute must and in this hot weather they love being soaked with a hosepipe!

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  8. Lovely ideas of fun to have there. Blackberry picking sounds great.
    Thanks for linking #LetKidsBeKids

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    1. We are lucky to have loads of wild blackberries on the paths around here and I love foraging for them later in the year. Thanks for running the #LetkidsbeKids linky :)

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  9. I'm inspired to make a list like this with my children! Thank you!

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