Sunday, 16 December 2012

A Sparkly Trail

Now with a post title like that you may have been expecting to see photos of a snail let loose with a tub of glitter but it actually refers to our trip yesterday to Itchen Valley Country park to do the Christmas trail quiz.


It's the same country park we go to each year for the Halloween trail but this is the first time we've done the Christmas one. We liked all the festive pictures, here's our favourite ones.



As well as getting out for a walk and some fresh air we used our visit for something else which hopefully put a smile on the faces of other visitors. I had bought half a dozen bottles of bubbles and popped each one inside a plastic sandwich bag to protect it from the rain and stuck a label on saying 'This is a random act of Christmas kindness, ENJOY!' 
Here is S modelling one of the bags.



We then hid them around the different wooden climbing frames so they would be found by other children who had come to the county park.
This crocodile is at the very start of the trail and was the first one to be hidden, by the time we had completed the trail and got back here it was gone which was a very exciting feeling indeed!



11 comments:

  1. What a wonderful idea with the bubbles; it would have made me smile all day to have found one. x

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  2. Sounds like fun and what a lovely idea with the bubbles. I bet you made someone's day!

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  3. What a lovely idea Lisa - you are a Christmas Angel. xxxxxxx

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  4. Bubbles are such fun - that was a lovely thing to do.

    I took a pile of Santa hats we were given one year to the charity shop. We gave four to a lovely family - four little Santas bobbing around the village !

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  5. What a smashing idea. I bet you made lots of little children happy and maybe a few grown ups too! Have a great Christmas.
    June

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  6. A brilliant idea, I bet there were some very happy children. It's funny how much enjoyment you can get out of doing something like this yourself, it isn't only the finders who get something out of it.

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  7. I love the idea of a random Xmas act of kindness. The last photo is lovely. xx

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  8. What a wonderful idea.. I bet the children who find them will be so happy (gotta love bubbles). That is very thoughtful :)
    Have a lovely day today x
    Magie x

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  9. I bet you made some children very happy.

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  10. The bubbles idea is fabulous... definitely one I'll nick in future! At 14 and 12 the lads are getting 'too old' for horseplay, they say, but hiding bubbles for little ones to find will keep them happy in the parks and playgrounds S likes to visit!

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