Day 4 – Tree spotting at Winkworth Arboretum

 

On Day 4 of 30 Days Wild we visited the beautiful National Trust property Winkworth Arboretum.

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Winkworth Arboretum is our closest National Trust property and one of our favourite places to visit.  The stunning collection of trees and shrubs ensures picturesque walks all year round

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Despite the unseasonal weather, today was no exception.  Lottie and Ryan enjoyed finding and reading the wildlife information posters dotted along the paths.

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We discovered some wild animal homes hidden among the magnolias.

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The carved wooden animal benches provided plenty of photo opportunities.

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Despite being frequent visitors to the arboretum we still marvelled at the huge variety of different trees.

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The trees and fallen logs also create the perfect natural playground for climbing, jumping and swinging.

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Both children love climbing trees and the benefits to them are obvious.  Tree climbing allows them to be creative in finding routes up and down and to practice their physical skills and strength.

Perhaps most importantly it also allows them to test their own limits and assess risk.

And so I shall continue to allow and encourage them to climb, even if I am occasionally watching from the bottom of the tree with my heart in my mouth!

What did you do on Day4 of 30 Days Wild?

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