Just Hannah Jane

We have finally invested in a National Trust membership, and what better way to start making use of it than a stroll on a local National Trust Beach? Wembury Beach is only a ten minute drive from where we live and will now probably become a regular place for us to visit. Not only is it a wonderful beach but it is also a beautiful spot along a very long and stunning coastal path, we have taken a short stroll along the path a few times and the views are outstanding. The beach is also very popular with both surfers and paddle boarders, and surprisingly we saw some crazy guy out surfing this weekend! There are also toilets and a cafe, which are open all year, really useful especially when you have littles with you.

At the moment our Toddler loves being outdoors and seems to particularly enjoy sensory activities, so the beach is a perfect place for us to visit. She had a field day enjoying all the different textures, the soft sand, rounded pebbles, sharp rock pools, squishy and crispy seaweed, splashy water and her favourite, squelchy mud.

Soft sand running through her fingers within minutes of stepping foot on the beach- although she did get a little annoyed with the sand being stuck to her hands, cue wiping of sandy hands on Mummy’s clothes.

Collecting pebbles and throwing them into the water, she kept showing us pebbles that she had taken a particular liking to.

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She loved the sound when she threw the larger pebbles into the sea, I think she also thought the ripple on the water was pretty fascinating.

Paddling through the water and exploring rock pools with Daddy, I think we’ll be spending lots of time looking for creatures in rock pools this summer.

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A very rare photo of me!! I think I was trying to coax Willow towards a different part of the beach, with not much luck.

Of course she couldn’t miss an opportunity to get in the mud! And for the first time she decided to see what it felt like to touch, I think she quite liked the squelchy texture except for it making her hands very dirty- an emergency hand wash was needed.

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I thought we were going to get stuck at this bridge for hours, she just wanted to keep running back and forth over it.  I wish we could have found some twigs so we could have played ‘Pooh sticks’.

We lovely family strolls on the beach in winter, and now we have our national trust membership I’m so excited for us to have many more family adventures at different beaches up and down the country.

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    babiesbiscuitsandbooze

    25th February 2016

    Ah gorgeous photos! I love a winter walk on the beach. Glad your little one was enjoying exploring so much!

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      Hannah G, The 'Ordinary' Mum

      26th February 2016

      Thank you lovely 🙂 a winter walk on the beach has definitely got to be one of our favourite activities, our toddler loves anything involving being outside! X

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    naturemumwales

    27th February 2016

    I used to do research work on Wembury beach with the university of Plymouth. Such a great spot! Looks like you had a lovely time #Whatevertheweather

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      Hannah G, The 'Ordinary' Mum

      27th February 2016

      Oh I bet that was really interesting! Thank you for commenting 🙂

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    chloelifeunexpected

    28th February 2016

    Ahhh Evie is just the same on bridges. Running back and forth. I think she loves the sound. It’s so lovely watching them explore different textures isn’t it. I remember Evie’s first time on the beach so clearly and we’ve been hundreds of times since. She was fascinated with the sand and her face was such a picture. It looks like you’ve had such a fun time exploring. Thank you so much for sharing your adventures with #whatevertheweather x

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      Hannah G, The 'Ordinary' Mum

      28th February 2016

      I just love watching them experience new sights, sounds and textures. We’ve been taking her to the beach in winter since she was 2 months old and she just loves it! But then again any time she gets to wear her wellies and a puddle suit she’s one very happy girly. Your little Evie sounds just like my Willow, a proper little explorer 🙂 Thank you for hosting, I love reading about everyone’s outdoor adventures x

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    Jenny - Monkey and Mouse

    3rd March 2016

    The National Trust Membership is great, I’m sure you’ll get a lot of use out of it! I’m still thinking about it for myself too (the Scottish version). Beaches are amazing places to visit for sensory activities and I know how you feel about that bridge, wooden bridges are a favourite of my 2 year old to stomp backwards and forwards on listening to his stompy boots! Although if there are nay sticks nearby we would be stuck for longer as he loves to throw sticks in the water for a VERY long time. Thanks so much for linking up to #Whatevertheweather 🙂 x

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