Thursday, 23 August 2018

Princess and Knights Day at Gawthorpe Hall

A few weeks ago we went to a Nature day at Gawthorpe Hall, you can read all about that day here

While we were there we spotted that there was going to be a Princess and Knight event on and so I popped the date in my diary to attend. 

The day arrived and unfortunately it was a rainy day. But we was told that the event would be happening rain or shine. So we popped our raincoats on and set off out. 

The event was only £2.50 to join in with and they had 3 activities going on. 

The first activity was making a dream jar. First Lily got to choose her own jar from a box of them, we then took it over to a special decorating tent. The first thing lily did was cut up tissue paper to stick around her jar. She then had to write her dreams down on a piece of paper to put inside. Lily did mostly squiggles but this was her way of writing. We rolled that up and put it inside, lily could then choose some items to put inside. She put some stars, some flowers, and some gold inside her jar. We then attached the handle, with a little name label on that she made and the jar was finished. She was very impressed with the jar. 


The second activity we did was hunting for crowns. They had hidden 10 crowns around the gardens and we had to go and try and find them all. Lily found the first straight away and then she knew exactly what she was looking for. She was super confident and went running around looking for crowns. In the end we only found 7 out of 10 and because it was so wet we gave up at that amount and went to go get a sticker for her efforts.


The next activity was sword training. This was an activity that I didn't think Lily would do as it had a man showing children different sword moves and they had to copy. Lily was a little shy of the man dressed as a knight but she soon got used to him and started to join in. I was really impressed at how well she copied the man and the other children joining in. She got most the sword moves pretty near correct. Each move she had to start with the sword on her shoulder and then she would either push it out forward or into the air. She really enjoyed this activity, although didn't want to go near the man when he was pretending to knight them. 




We ended up having a really good day and managed to stay quite dry, although didn't stay as long because of the weather still being drizzly and damp. 

We will definetly be keeping out eye out for more fun events at Gawthorpe Hall. 

Who else has not bothered about the rain and still gone out for the day? 

8 comments:

  1. Me ! weve been up sunnyhurst woods in darwen - so many puddles - caked in mud - great fun

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  2. Yes. We have done. As don't want to, or like to disappoint anyone:- If arrangements have been made in advance. Also weather can be changeable, so putting on appropriate footwear and an anorak allows us to get out and enjoy the outdoors, company, etc. Might have opportunity to alter plans / arrangements in light of the weather. Activities and socialising can be worthwhile. So worth just accepting and being prepared for weather :- Such as rain.

    Rachel Craig

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  3. Dream Jar :- A nice idea. I think I will save some jars (put them aside) for this and other activities.

    Rachel Craig

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  4. Sounds a good day

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  5. Variety of activities. Family Day Out to remember.

    Rachel Craig

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  6. Great outfit.

    Rachel Craig

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  7. Did Lily try on a crown?

    Rachel Craig

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  8. Lily may be sharing her Summer Adventures with her friends at nursery school. They may be exchanging stories of their holidays, days out, etc. Probably all delighted and excited at spending time together :- Having fun. As they live and learn.

    Rachel Craig

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