Hot tub in the woods - A family long weekend in the forest!

Isn't it funny how sometimes the places that are on your doorstep are the places you don't visit? We were that way with the Forest of Dean which is just an hours journey for us door to door. I think because we don't drive sometimes we don't get to go into the countryside as much as we'd like, although you can get trains it would have taken us three hours which seemed way to long so instead we hopped in a cab! We've never done that before but it worked so well, I think with the money we save not running a car and um both of us learning to drive (which we will do..one day) a few longer taxi journeys sort of equal themselves out in the long run. It made this trip SO much easier so now I'm looking into other places less than an hour away that are a bit off the beaten track!

Anyway, I'm digressing a bit! We were invited to the Forest of Dean to spend a long weekend at Forest Holidays as guests of F&F clothing. They kindly asked if they could kit out the kids and also sent us all pj's for our stay. I am completely obsessed with my pink satin pj's and have been singing there praises ever since this weekend, I love them!

Apologies in advance for how picture heavy this post is, I must have taken about ten thousand pictures so this is literally me cutting them down ;)

It was so lovely seeing these two play together a bit more, theres something universal about the joy of splashing in puddles, it doesn't matter what age you are! I even got in on the action!

I love that both kids were in their matching F&F parkers! They are fleeced lined and so cosy, will be perfect over winter.

Had to get a cheesy family shot in our PJ's especially with the log burner on. There was weather warnings as the storm was passing that weekend so we didn't do great with the weather. The forest school was cancelled as it was just too windy but it made for a super cosy weekend instead, just chilling out, popping to the woods between rain showers and then getting running hope to play board games or charades!

There were SO many dogs, I could have done a series of cute dogs but I was too scared to ask to take a pic of them all.

Is there anything better than a good ol' leaf fight? I mean lets forget about the fact we were probably throwing bugs and dirt at each other too right..

Stood in puddle right up to her middle

I loved the architecture of the cabins at Forest Holidays, we stayed in one in the meadow but you could also get them overlooking the forest and with rope bridges like you were actually in the trees. When we were in the hot tub (in the pouring rain) it was amazing to look out onto all the Autumn trees.

Wilf's lumberjack shirt was very 'hike in the woods' appropriate.

Holding hands, is there anything better than seeing your kids be lovely to each other??

We actually filmed our weekend which will be on my channel on Saturday so do check it out, I think it's one of my favourite trips away I've ever filmed actually. Despite the weather being so bad it was one of the loveliest weekends, spending quality time with my family.

Thanks so much to F&F clothing for kitting the kids out and sending us on a little woodland adventure! 


beautyqueenuk said...

This sounds just incredible, definitely something I could do with right now x

lisa prince said...

Thi looks lovely we’re really struggling to find a place like this for the ten of us to stay at Xmas , looks so pretty and calming x

Olivia Thristan said...

These photos are beautiful, the colours make me so happy! Looks like a great little get away. Looks super cosy too :) xx

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