Last week, as it was the school holidays, we went to visit the local science museum and planetarium which meant a fairly long bus ride in a direction that we don't often head in. On the way, we passed by a play area that made the Madhouse kids squeal in delight because it was Angry Birds-themed. Needless to say, the next day we headed back to have a play.
The main attraction was the big net swing, because it's the only one in our local area - there aren't many swings in general. It all seems to be climbing frames and slides these days so there are always long queues for the swings when we do find some.
It wasn't until I got home that I realised that the net swing made fantastic Spiderman-esque shadows on the ground. It looks just like Pierre is caught in a humungous spider's web in this one !
It's a clever bit of brand/character placement because the play equipment is basically the same as elsewhere but with Angry Birds characters dotted about.
You could pretend to drive the dynamite truck.
Or bounce about on a pig.
When we arrived, it was pretty much deserted but half an hour later, it was totally packed so we decided to change parks.
The big attraction in the other park, which we visit quite frequently, is a huge net climbing frame. Pierre wore my gloves because he was getting rope burns !
While Juliette spent most of her time swinging upside down !
The funny thing looking back at these photos is that we started off in coats ...
Moved on to jumpers ...
And finished off in T-shirts !
Juliette spent a lot of her time sitting on top of a big shiny metal ball.
Pierre was getting frsutrated though because, try as he might, with longer and longer run-ups, he just couldn't manage to reach the top. Juliette jumped in as fab big sister and helped pull him up to the top and stop him sliding off !
There's nothing like a lovely sunny day and a few hours in the fresh air to make us hanker after warm sunny days. Only a few months to go until school's out for the summer !