One Beautiful Sweaty Sunday at Stratford-Upon-Avon


One Beautiful Sweaty Sunday at Stratford-upon-Avon - Toddler laughing and giggling being pushed on swing by Grandad at Stratford-upon-Avon park One Beautiful Sweaty Sunday at Stratford-upon-Avon - Toddler playing in the giant sandpit at Stratford-upon-Avon park One Beautiful Sweaty Sunday at Stratford-upon-Avon - Toddler playing in the giant sandpit at Stratford-upon-Avon park One Beautiful Sweaty Sunday at Stratford-upon-Avon - Toddler laughing and giggling being pushed on swing by Grandad at Stratford-upon-Avon park One Beautiful Sweaty Sunday at Stratford-upon-Avon - Toddler laughing and giggling playing on the slide at Stratford-upon-Avon park One Beautiful Sweaty Sunday at Stratford-upon-Avon - Toddler playing on the swings showing off his green Crocs shoes at Stratford-upon-Avon park

We followed the lead of pretty much every single person in England this weekend and decided to get in a day out, knowing that for the first time this year the weather was going to be completely glorious and we decided to go to one of our favourite places, Stratford-upon-Avon. Sadly, Mr J was working all weekend so Ma & Pa accompanied us down for the day.

We've been parking in the same car park for years (the butterfly for those who intend to visit!), yet we never realised that there's this absolutely beautiful park right at the end of it! So, after being tipped off by a friend of Dad's, we found it and A had an absolute blast. It has so many awesome parts to it, as well as room to sit on the grass and picnic; it was perfect for such a sunny day.

One Beautiful Sweaty Sunday at Stratford-upon-Avon - Toddler and Mummy together playing at the park at Stratford-upon-Avon on a warm, sunny day One Beautiful Sweaty Sunday at Stratford-upon-Avon - Toddler playing and laughing on the swings at Stratford-upon-Avon on a warm, sunny day One Beautiful Sweaty Sunday at Stratford-upon-Avon - Toddler being tickled on the grass by Grandad at Stratford-upon-Avon on a warm, sunny day One Beautiful Sweaty Sunday at Stratford-upon-Avon - Toddler playing on the slide and sandpit park at Stratford-upon-Avon on a warm, sunny day

After a little play on the park, we decided to head into town, though we decided to get the little ferry across instead of walking all the way round. It was only 50p per person and A absolutely loved it, plus it was lovely and refreshing floating across on the water on such a hot day. He couldn't resist shouting 'HELLO!' to everyone who rowed past..

We popped into the RSC to have a look around and get some refreshments and ended up spending ages in there. We always pop in when we visit, but I forget how huge the whole place is and how much there is to see. We stumbled across this cute little fountain and A got to gently drop use all his strength to throw some pennies in.

One Beautiful Sweaty Sunday at Stratford-upon-Avon - Toddler walking on the bridge with Grandad at Stratford-upon-Avon on a warm, sunny day One Beautiful Sweaty Sunday at Stratford-upon-Avon - Toddler sitting on Grandad's shoulders at Stratford-upon-Avon on a warm, sunny day One Beautiful Sweaty Sunday at Stratford-upon-Avon - Toddler throwing pennies into the fountain in the RSC - Royal Shakespeare Company Theatre - at Stratford-upon-Avon One Beautiful Sweaty Sunday at Stratford-upon-Avon - Toddler throwing pennies into the fountain in the RSC - Royal Shakespeare Company Theatre - at Stratford-upon-Avon One Beautiful Sweaty Sunday at Stratford-upon-Avon - Toddler throwing pennies into the fountain in the RSC - Royal Shakespeare Company Theatre - at Stratford-upon-Avon One Beautiful Sweaty Sunday at Stratford-upon-Avon - Toddler spelling out his name with letters at Stratford-upon-Avon

Whilst pottering around the RSC, we came across this small art exhibit which was awesome (the designer in me got all geeky). My absolute favourite piece was this huge, gorgeous piece of lettering saying The course of true love never did run smooth; it was so awesome, I really wanted to take it home with me.

A was given a drawing to colour in and found a display of letters to spell his name on (ok, he may have had some help there). I also stepped in front of the camera for once and Mum managed to get a few non-blurry shots of me in the bar.

One Beautiful Sweaty Sunday at Stratford-upon-Avon - Looking at the gorgeous artwork on display exhibit at the Royal Shakespeare Company Theatre One Beautiful Sweaty Sunday at Stratford-upon-Avon - Looking at the gorgeous artwork on display exhibit at the Royal Shakespeare Company Theatre One Beautiful Sweaty Sunday at Stratford-upon-Avon - Looking at the gorgeous artwork on display exhibit at the Royal Shakespeare Company Theatre One Beautiful Sweaty Sunday at Stratford-upon-Avon - Looking at the gorgeous artwork on display exhibit at the Royal Shakespeare Company Theatre One Beautiful Sweaty Sunday at Stratford-upon-Avon - Mummy posing at the bar in the Royal Shakespeare Company Theatre

We usually manage a potter around some of the quaint little shops in Stratford but we had to spend half our time finding A a decent sun hat that would cover his neck (I'm terribly unprepared for Summer weather - his outfit is from last year!), and then it took forever to find somewhere to eat that wasn't full to capacity and wasn't McDonalds, as it was just so busy.

After finally finding somewhere we could eat with just a 30 minute wait time, the angry preggo inside me was able to relax and we actually had a nice meal. A shovelled down his spaghetti bolognese before joining some other children and a small dog (we were eating outside) to climb trees and throw stones in the canal; this kid has no trouble making friends.

One Beautiful Sweaty Sunday at Stratford-upon-Avon - Toddler looking out of the window from the upper levels at the Royal Shakespeare Company Theatre One Beautiful Sweaty Sunday at Stratford-upon-Avon - Toddler sitting on Grandad's shoulders on Summers day One Beautiful Sweaty Sunday at Stratford-upon-Avon - Mummy posing with toddler son at the bar in the Royal Shakespeare Company Theatre One Beautiful Sweaty Sunday at Stratford-upon-Avon - Toddler with ice-cream around his mouth on the boat on Summers day One Beautiful Sweaty Sunday at Stratford-upon-Avon - Toddler with ice-cream around his mouth on the boat on Summers day One Beautiful Sweaty Sunday at Stratford-upon-Avon - Toddler with ice-cream around his mouth on the boat on Summers day

By the time we'd finished dinner, we decided to head back and grab an ice-cream (why do ice-cream vans never have sprinkles anymore!?) and get the ferry back across the river. Time absolutely flew by and it was just too busy to get much else done (though I was gutted we skipped the old sweet shop).

We let A have another little run around the park before we decided to head back. Though it takes us around 70 minutes to get to Stratford-upon-Avon, we always have such an amazing day out and never tire of it; it's such a beautiful place to visit and I'm sure we'll be visiting again some time next year with baby #2 in tow!


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