Early Years Trip to Wellington Country Park

The sun shone on the Nursery and Reception children as their much-anticipated trip day arrived.  We were off to Wellington Country Park to test the children’s physical development and bravery.  The enormous coach proved to be hugely exciting and on the journey there were lots of spotting games taking place.  Sadly, we didn’t find a rainbow car!

On arrival at our destination the children had a quick snack to boost their energy levels and then could not wait to get underway exploring the first playground. There were squeals of delight, fantastic turn taking and teamwork to observe. Next we moved on to Dinosaur World which as always was very exciting.  We were impressed with the children’s knowledge as they ran around to see what prehistoric giants they could find. After tiptoeing through the fairy village, some more challenges awaited. There were very wobbly bridges and equipment that took great strength and balance.  The children loved the challenge, showing that they were willing to have a go at everything and again, showing some great skills. A trip to see some farm animals followed. The goats as always were a firm favourite along with the very inquisitive Alpaca, the fluffy guinea pigs and enormous rabbits.  There were a number of different breeds of chickens to look at. Did you know that the closest living relative to a T-Rex is a chicken?  After lunch and a little more balancing, climbing and monkey bars, we all went on the train.  This was very exciting and there were all sorts of things to spot, from dinosaurs to a wind farm. The children loved the journey, especially going through the tunnels. To end the day we went to the biggest and scariest climbing playground which had some very high climbing equipment and slides, for some, the speedy zip wire was a firm favourite!  The children raced around the whole area around with great excitement and enthusiasm.  Although they were quite tired by this point the adrenalin kept them going!  On the journey home, only 3 children fell asleep, but I am sure they all slept well when they went to bed!