So this week we have tried to SQUEEZE in as much as possible before Izzie starts school on Tuesday.
We kicked off the weekend with a family trip to the wonderful Rainbow Factory in Leeds for some storytelling fun. The children got to dress up, listen to stories, sing songs and play lots of games. They also had an action packed tour of the displays which currently feature models of well known Heroes and Villains such as the BFG, the Big Bad Wolf and Captain Hook. There were also plenty of craft activities in Goldilocks’ Kitchen to keep them busy. The staff (as always) were fantastic and did everything possible to ensure each child had a truly magical experience. If you are near Leeds, it is well worth a visit!
|Rainbow Factory Fun|
Next we managed to complete Izzie’s summer list (remember that rainbow day?!), well this week we had a quick trip to the local airfield for some plane spotting and then a brilliant Fimo modelling session. Having Izzie make her own summer list was so successful and really does prove that kids have the best ideas!
Midweek we met up with Izzie’s best buddy and visited York Maze. They have been friends since they were babies and it was our last trip together before they both start at different schools. The weather was glorious and we had a really great day. It was our first trip to the maze and this year’s fabulous design was inspired by Roald Dahl to commemorate 100 years since his birth (1916). We might have got a little lost around the Enormous Crocodile’s teeth. The maze closes next week but the global celebration of Roald Dahl’s birthday will take place on 13th September 2016. You can find out more about other Roald Dahl events here.
Photo: York Maze
We now have a very exciting week ahead of us as Izzie is going to be Flower Girl at a family wedding. Then it is her first day at school. I think we might be ready, well the uniform is, but emotionally perhaps not! I will certainly be packing some tissues.
The summer really does seem to have flown by. I hope you have all enjoyed the holidays as much as we have.