This brilliant place is open to any members of the public at the weekends & to any preschools/schools or parent/toddler groups during the week.
The best thing about An Creagán is that it is still staffed with education officers so there are plenty of resources like nets, trays & spades etc. to enhance the experience.
It does take us a little longer to get here than to Peatlands & this is why we leave it until 3rd term. But after the 40 minute bus drive the children are free to play for an hour before they gather round the fire for lunch. We try to bring something to cook on the fire for an after lunch treat, this time it was marshmallows. Some chose to just eat them on a small stick whilst others wanted to kneel by the fire & cook them.
After all of this we let them have a 30 minute play in the play park before heading back to school just in time to go home.
There were some great posts linked up once again & it's brilliant to see so many people really enjoying spending time outdoors in all types of weather. But I have to pick a favourite post & this time round it's from Kids in the Garden on their perfect day outside exploring lots of fun things at a National Trust Property - I think it's great that the NT is embracing the whole 50 things to do before you are 11 3/4's.
How did your kids play outdoors this week?
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