Day 6 – A picnic by the River Wey

On day 6 of our 30 Days Wild we went for a family picnic by the River Wey in Godalming.

Godalming is an historic market town not too far from us, frequently described as one of the nicest places to live in the UK.

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The weather was glorious and we found a quiet spot on the banks of the River Wey to eat our outdoor lunch.

Once the food had been devoured by three hungry children we managed to tick off several of the ideas from our Wild List.

We made Daisy crowns.

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We played barefoot amongst the grass and daisies.

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We spotted lots of wildlife with swallows swooping across the water meadows and ducks and moorhens bobbing on the river.

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We found a Bug Hotel hidden amongst the flowers that looked like a work of art – and gave us some great ideas for creating our own.

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But most of all we just had a lovely and relaxed day, together as a family.  Martin was very pleased to have time to take some beautiful pictures.

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The children all played beautifully in the sunshine, the fresh air and beautiful surroundings smoothing out any discrepancies in age and interests.

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To round off the afternoon we found an open air concert playing at the Godalming bandstand.  This was part of a series of Sunday afternoon concerts and we will definitely be going back again this summer.

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