Reception Class School Trip

As you know by now, my twins are in Reception and on Monday they had their school trip. I put my name down to help and hoped I got picked, there are only so many parents needed so not everyone gets to go.

I haven’t been able to go on many school trips with my older two kids because I always had a younger one at home and no one to babysit. This upset me a lot. Especially with my daughter who seemed to need me to go with her but it was impossible when my twins were babies/toddlers. Even if there had been someone available to have them, they couldn’t have because my twins would NOT be looked after by anyone else and it was a bit of a big ask of someone who wasn’t used to looking after two babies at the same time!

Anyway, so last year I went on the Nursery trip and this year I was chosen to go on the Reception trip. Part of me thinks I was chosen because my twins are very clingy, and if I wasn’t going then they would have to stay with their teacher because no way would they be in a group with a STRANGER!!!!! I don’t mind whatever the reason though, I was pleased to accompany my little boys and share their little experience.

We went to the Chiltern Open Air Museum. The museum is in an area of outstanding natural beauty and is dedicated to saving the houses and buildings from our history that may otherwise have been demolished. It’s a fascinating place to visit and is used as the backdrop of many films and TV productions.

chiltern open air museumMy boys, excited on the coach just about to leave!  When we got there we were split into groups to do different activities. Our group had the Three Little Pigs story read to them, then we went into the woods to build the houses that pigs built. You can almost see a little pig in amongst the straw house if you look closely!

I didn’t get as many photo’s as I would’ve liked and I’ve obviously covered the faces of the other children to protect their privacy but we did lots of activities on our visit. We collected leaves and other natural materials to make a mask of the Big Bad Wolf, the children ran about in the many open fields, we looked around the old buildings including farms and workshops and we also watched a traditional Blacksmith in action!

20140628-112026.jpgThe children were mesmerised at the Blacksmith’s demonstration!

The weather was glorious, even though the BBC weather had forecast rain (always wrong!) and like all school trips, there was lots of walking involved….. meaning that myself and my little boys fell asleep on the coach on the way home!! How embarrassing hehe!

The Chiltern Open Air Museum is a lovely place to visit on a warm summers day. There’s not oodles of stuff to see but it’s a very calm, peaceful place which gives you a sense of times gone by.


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  1. Sounds like a lovely day 🙂 My twins are smaller than their peers too – everyone says they will catch up, I think it’s slowly starting to happen!

    • Mummy Endeavours says

      It was lovely, and ah bless your twins… mine look ridiculously small next to their class mates, almost like the younger siblings 🙁

  2. Sounds like a great trip, and fab to get a nice day for it, too. Lovely that you were chosen and could go along 🙂

  3. I’ve got this on my ‘ideas for the summer’ list, looks good #CountryKids

  4. Great that you were able to go along and enjoy the fun with your boys! I love the idea of reading a story then building activities around it. Thanks for linking up and sharing your fun with Country Kids.

  5. Great post and looks like they had a great trip! I used to love the trips we went to at school x

  6. I’m glad you were able to go and all had a lovely time 🙂

  7. Sounds like a fantastic day . loved doing this as a kids .x

  8. Building the houses of the three little pigs sounds like a fantastic idea. Looks like you all had lots of fun, and it’s so great you finally managed to do a school trip like you wanted.

  9. What a lovely thing to be able to do. I don’t think I have ever been able to go on any of Grace’s trips. That open air museum looks fab as well. Thank you for linking to PoCoLo ) x

    • Mummy Endeavours says

      Thanks.. and you must try and go… it actually gives a good insight into how they are with the other kids and you also get to know some of the others too! I had a little girl in my group that I don’t think i’ve seen this whole school year!!

  10. It sounds like you had a great trip!

  11. Oh what a wonderful trip it sounds like! I always used to love it when my Mum or my friends Mum came on trips when I was young at school. x

  12. I’m glad you got picked!I have had the same issues until now and couldn’t do as much school type stuff as I wanted because I had younger ones at home. Make the most of this lovely time, I am!

  13. I love going on school trips – looks like you had great fun!

  14. Aaaw I used to love school trips with my two – they’re just so cute walking along in pairs holding hands x

  15. We used to love it when parents came along on a school trip – they’ve usually got so much more enthusiasm for it than the teacher (guaranteed idmalways end up with a thumping headache that evening!). Glad you had a good day

  16. Your twins sound so much like my J, always needing mummy! Tbh, I will miss it when he outgrows this phase x

  17. Sebastian just had his first school trip and as you say, I couldn’t volunteer as I have a little one to look after. He had a whale of a time though by all accounts even though I felt sad I couldn’t make it, I always loved it when my mum came along to mine.

    I’m also pretty amazed that the Chiltern Open Air Museum exists and I’ve never heard about it or been there, since I grew up very close to it! We’ll put it on our list for the summer – it looks like a lot of fun.

    Glad you got to go along this time and it sounds like you had a lovely day x

  18. Aww. What a lovely trip – so nice you got to go along with them!

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