LOOKING BACK - THE STONE FAMILY'S WILD NIGHT OUT

From now until 1 July 2017, we will be posting some guest blogs from participants of Wild Night Out 2016. First up, the Stone family:

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Anyway, I've finally figured out what we did on the last Wild Night Out, so here you go:

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We were really excited to join the first Wild Night Out in 2016, but due to a lack of planning on my behalf (bad mother) we realised that we couldn't go and sleep out anywhere, so we decided to do a mega day of outdoor activities instead.

We started out by saying a little 'thank you' to the neighbourhood by doing a quick litter pick - nothing major but we figured this would be fully justified by eating lots of cakes later after being such good neighbours!

We are lucky enough to live near the Bristol - Bath path, so headed out on our bikes with a picnic packed in our rucksacks - we even managed to persuade Granny to come out on our bike ride with us, which was ace because we all love Granny! We went to the old train station near Mangotsfield, and had a fab time eating food and climbing trees. Even Daddy joined us with a bit of monkeying around. On the way back home, we decided to get really brave and ride down a really steep grassy hill - somehow not a single person fell off their bikes even though we weren't exactly experts!

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After riding back home with tired but happy legs, we made some quick baking, and then sat on the decking in our pajamas with hot chocolate, honey flapjacks and a big warm blanket as we enjoyed the evening. We wanted to stay up to watch the stars, but after so much fresh air and tree-climbing excitement and down-hill biking, we all ended up falling asleep way before the sun went down.

And now we are super excited about Wild Night Out 2017 - if I get myself sorted, we might actually be able to spend the night out too!