So I promised to fill you in on Sunday's great little discovery, the fabulous Evesham Vale Light Railway . I was actually looking for the name of the park that we usually go to in Evesham when I stumbled across this and given A&D's fascination with trains at the moment it seemed like a good place to try. I won't bore you with the details of the trains (I couldn't even if I wanted to as I really don't know anything about trains), but they were bascially mini steam engines that go on a short journey from Twyvern station to Evesham Vale station which are essentially on opposite sides of a lovely picnic spot.
|Dougal - one of their fabulous engines.|
The guys who run EVLR are just lovely, very knowledgable and happy to accomodate everybody, especially the children, wherever they can.
The picnic spot is just fab, lots of space for the children (and in our case the grown ups) to run around and even some hills to roll down. Again not just for the children! You can also fly a kite, check out the orchard (obviously A&D had to bring an apple each back with them, it would have been rude not to) and my fave bit was that you can even stand on top of the bridge and watch the trains go through the tunnel and wave to everybody on them in true Railway Children style.
|D - checking out the sky|
We all had such a lovely day for the grand cost of £7 plus picnic and diesel which really doesn't amount to much. I really did feel like one of the Railway Children and a world away from everyone and everything so I can only imagine what the children thought of it all.
This place definitely gets a big thumbs up from all of us and I am sure we will be back shortly. For me this is what childhood is all about. Its not about the amount of time or money you lavish on your children, but what you do with that little bit of time or money that you do have that they will remember.
|Just chillin with Daddy|