A muddy New Year’s Day walk!

After a few beautiful (if very cold) frosty days, we decided we should wrap up on New Year’s Day and go for a chilly walk around our local country park. Then New Year’s Day dawned and it was grey and miserable. No blue sky, no pretty frost. Just really wet and grey! But after some to-ing and fro-ing we decided not to let this stop us, to pop on our wellies and head over anyway.

Little Miss was wrapped cosily in her buggy and Monkey rode his trike as while it is not too far a walk at adult speed, it takes  lot longer at toddler speed and his little legs can get tired before we make it home. He was very excited though, especially at the prospect of jumping in muddy puddles!

buggy and trike

We had planned to feed the ducks as they provide duck food at the visitor centre, but unfortunately it was closed so no duck feeding for us. Thankfully though there were still lots of muddy puddles for jumping in. Thankfully I had taken spare trousers for Monkey though waterproof trousers would have been better. Oh well, next time!


We also stopped off for a climb on a playpark ..

climbing frame

Then at the sandy playpark – where Monkey found some tools and proved it is never too cold to play in the sand!


Granny & Grandaddy joined us for lunch at one of the cafes and it was really lovely to catch up, though sadly I didn’t take any piccies at this point! It was a lovely walk though, great to get out and get some fresh air and exercise (will no doubt help with my diet!). Then it was home to put on some comfy clothes and have a rest. Lovely New Year’s Day 🙂

Happy New Year!

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

33 thoughts on “A muddy New Year’s Day walk!

  1. Ah lovely! I thought the same thing when I saw the weather on New Year’s Day but my mum had planned our walk and we were always going to go! And ditto on the spare trousers thing! It is great to get some fresh air and excercise at this time of year for sure. X #countrykids

  2. This looks like a great way to spend your new years day, Monkey looks like he’s having loads of fun in all of those puddles! I must agree with Monkey that it’s never too cold to play in the sand, my lot were all on the beach on Christmas Day! Thanks for linking up with Country Kids.

  3. Looks like a nice walk! We are scared to of the weather but after staying in for the longest time we are now going out more as well.

    Looks so comfy and warm in the pram and looks like a nice day albeit cold to have an adventure out =) #countrykids

    • Thanks, yes it is good to just get out regardless sometimes, it is all too easy to stay snug indoors but getting out can rally make you feel better 🙂 xx

  4. Awww this sounds like a perfect New Year’s Day!!

    Little miss looks so blooming cute all wrapped up cozy and warm and monkey looks so happy to be splashing around in the puddles!!
    He really does look like such a lovely happy little boy, I always think that every time I visit your blog!!
    Happy new year lovely xxx

    • Aww thank you lovely, we are lucky he is generally a very happy chappy and is just a joy to be around really! Happy Nw Year to you too sweetie 🙂 xx

  5. Ah that sounds like a lovely but chilly New Year’s Day. We used to go for a long walk every year when I was growing up on New Years Day, but since Mads has been born we have become friends with one of my NCT ladies who works at our local gymnastics club so she opens it up for a couple of hours on the 1st for all our friends- it’s a lovely tradition. Love all the photos, it looks like you all had a lovely time- definitely a good way to brush away the cobwebs. xx Happy New Year to you and your lovely family. xx

  6. Happy New Year! My boys are obsessed with puddle jumping too. It seems there is no greater joy, and I find the more waterproof gear you put them in the less they seem to want to jump… Sod’s law eh? 🙂

  7. I’ll admit it looks very cold in your pictures – but a lovely way to welcome in the New Year none the less! We always used to go for a New Year’s walk but with three little ones, two of whom want to walk everywhere and toddler speed being what it is I think we stayed home and built Duplo instead this year!

  8. That looks like a wonderful way to spend New Year’s Day. Little Miss looks very warm and snug in her buggy and love Monkey’s trike and how happy he looks jumping in all those muddy puddles and playing in the playpark. Happy New Year to you all 🙂

  9. Sounds like a lovely trip out. O is the same, his little legs get tired if he has to walk too far and then wants picking up, and he’s getting a little bit too heavy for that, so we take his trike too.
    Happy New Year Caroline xx

  10. I was chatting to Hubby yesterday about how most families go for walks on Christmas day or New Years Day and how I’d like to start the tradition. He thinks I’m mental ‘as it would be cold’ but your walk goes to show it can be loads of fun! x

    • Aww it definitely can and we do go for walks on Christmas day too – nice to get a bit of fresh air, and let the kids run off some of the excitement fuelled energy! 🙂 xx

  11. Puddle jumping is the best when you are a toddler isn’t it, looks like Monkey had a great time and Little Miss looks so sweet all wrapped up. A tasty treat in the cafe is always good fun especially when grandparents are involved! Glad you had a good time #letkidsbekids

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