Today we took the kids to the Deepdale Outdoor & Wildlife Festival in Deepdale Market. Most things were free and with a small donation of a pound to the Seal & Bird Rescue Team, you could hold a beautiful bird and, so we chose the pretty Barn Owl. As Monday, April 22nd is Earth Day, this event was part of the worldwide efforts to raise awareness and appreciation of the Earth’s natural environment.
It was a sunny day and not a cloud in the sky, we thought we’d take advantage of the weather and do something outside and so we’d head over there and checked it out. It was a lot of fun for all of us, but especially Soren – as he held a BARN OWL, ROCK CLIMBING and SHOOT A BOW & ARROW.
There was also a pretty high rock wall set up for anyone to climb. There were three sides with four ropes – one side was the easiest, then it got harder and harder as you went around the sides. Soren said he wanted a try and he was amazing! He was given a little bit of instruction on how to get down and had to show the girl he could do it. Then he started off going up the wall. A few times he sort of slipped and started to fall down, but he held on and tried again. So slowly he was going up and up and after some struggling, he did it, he made it to the top and rang the bell. We were so proud. You could see how hard he trying and was determined to do it without giving up and that is exactly what he did. When he was down and asked if he wanted to give the other ropes a go, he declined. He was tired and didn’t want to do it again, this time, but he’ll do it in the future. For a little 5 year old, he did well. Naturally as his mum, I was impressed but the workers were impressed too!!
And as if Rock Climbing wasn’t enough effort, he was able to do some jumping on a bungee jump thingy like they have the Liberty Tree Mall – though there I see the kids doing flips, here they just jumped up and down – B.O.R.I.N.G. if you asked me!