One of the things Mama and I like to do are Treasure Trails which you can get for towns and cities up and down the country. You follow a trail around a town which has a crime or mystery as it’s theme, you solve clues along the way and eliminate suspects from a list until you are left with one. The name you then enter online to be in with a chance of winning a prize. They really help you get to know a place and enable you to find little interesting, hidden away nooks and crannies that you might have missed otherwise.
We had one for Bakewell, so we headed there all eager to get our detective hats on…Well…we were eager, the girls less so! After about clue 3 we abandoned the trail and headed to a fab park instead. The equipment had all manner of climbing challenges on it and the toddler climbing frame had different heights, surfaces and ways to get up and down which meant that Moo had to really think about how to get herself across. It had a great water section with jets of water that were timed to go off at different times and in different directions. The girls had a brilliant time chasing and running through the water and it certainly helped to shake off the grumps.
In the park we also spotted a stone in the grass which had written on it ‘Keep or hide, post online beverly rocks’. We picked it up and on the other side was painted a ladybird. It turns out that a woman had set up a project where she painted and hid rocks which she wanted people to find to cheer them up. You either re hide the stone after posting where you found it on the beverly rocks Facebook page or you make your own and hide it. We are going to keep this one and make our own to hide when we get home.
Bakewell is a lovely place, if a tad busy, with the beautiful River Wye running through it We found bridges with padlocks locked onto them which people had dedicated to the ones they love. The river was full of Trout and we enjoyed spotting as many as we could.
Back at the tent, the heavens opened so we did some craft, making monster and animal bookmarks.
We also got out some magazines and read and Beanster followed instructions to make a Lego skateboarder and baking set.