Last week I wrote a post about what our plans were for the half term holidays. On Tuesday my eldest two were going on a school trip to Oakwood Theme Park. I also wrote about how E had designated herself ‘chief bag handler’ and had vowed to stay firmly on the ground and never set foot on any of the rides . I am writing this post under strict orders to update you on that trip!
First let me just show you a picture:
As you can see, there’s a full set of twins in that picture, neither are holding bags and their feet are certainly not firmly placed on the ground!
Yes, I am pleased to say that E managed to get persuaded onto one of the rides and once she was on, thoroughly enjoyed herself! They went on three out of the ‘BIG 4’ Speed(in the picture), Bounce and Drenched but they didn’t get time to ride Megafobia which they were a bit gutted about.
Listening to their excited chatter on the way home made me think back to the day when they were seven years old and we had taken them to the Fairground in Porthcawl. There is a small rollercoaster ride there that the three girls wanted to go on. Dadi ‘doesn’t do rides’ so he stayed with LV while I took the girls on. Being the smallest it made sense for LM to sit next to me with E&Ff in front of us. I spent the entire ride leaning forward holding on to E who was in near hysterics while Ff and LM had a wail of a time.
I also thought of the day when they were eight and on a visit to Folly Farm E completely freaked out and refused to go on the carousel that she ‘needed’ to go on and we had just queued ten minutes for! Needless to say, until last week I figured she was destined to always keep her feet firmly on the ground.
I think I have another Adrenaline Junkie in the house. They have even been persuading LV that he wants to go to Oakwood for his birthday in August!
I almost forgot about the bee stings!
The picture above was taken on the very first ride they went on. They had been in the park for less than an hour. About a minute before this picture was taken poor Ff got a bee sting on her neck. The bee got stuck in her jumper and while she was trying to get it out, all while the ride is going, she got a smaller sting on her neck and a nasty one on her finger 🙁 (I thought bees were supposed to lose their stings, maybe it was a wasp?)
She spent the entire day with her index finger throbbing and swollen to twice its normal size and a really sore neck. But she didn’t let it get her down and carried on regardless. Maybe the rides helped take her mind off the worst.
I was a little nervous of them going last week, but I’m so glad they went and had such a great time 🙂
Are you or your kids adrenaline junkies when it comes to rides? Or would you rather watch from the ground and hold on to the bags?