Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Lotherton Hall Playground

We went to visit Lotherton Hall near Leeds when Maryellen, Ed, and Autumn were with us. As with most historic houses, the first stop the kids wanted to go to was the playground. I kept an eye on the young ones while Maryellen and Ed scoped out the rest of the area.

While not overly large, the playground did have some of the fun equipment we love and some of the equipment we never see back in Maryland.

The climbers were excellent and colorful. The kids always like climbing up to and sliding down from the high slides.

Jacob and Lucy cross the perilous rope bridge

Fun covered slide

This little wall of play panels got little to no love from any of the children at the playground.

C'mon! Tic-Tac-Toe? Musical instrument? Where's the love?

What did receive a lot of attention was the zip line. Luckily the line to ride the line moved quickly, so Jacob and Lucy and Autumn got their fill of flying through the air. Jacob and Lucy still want me to run alongside them as they go. I guess I don't mind, it's almost as good as riding.

Jacob zips!

Lucy zips!

Autumn zips!

Jacob also enjoyed one of the spinning poles though he couldn't quite figure out how to make it work. I guess I can't blame him since I couldn't quite figure it out either.

Trying to get the hang of it

Also, a random box of flowers was placed in the middle of the playground. Not sure why they put that there.

Time to stop and smell the flowers?

After getting their fill, we headed off to the bird garden, where a lot of avians from all over the earth have been gathered. But that's a story for the next post!

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