We struck lucky with the weather on the weekend we spent at Wriggly Tin with Canopy & Stars – it was unexpectedly warm and sunny (so unexpected I failed to pack the appropriate clothing!), so it meant we got to really enjoy exploring the site. Wriggly Tin isn’t set up for kids, but for me that’s a huge positive. There’s no playground, swing, playroom or ice creams, but the twins weren’t bored for a second. occupying themselves from the moment they got up until they were tucked up for the night in their bunkbeds.
The site is absolutely covered in dandelions, and these offered the main source of entertainment for the kids. They blew them, gathered them, traded them, gifted them and burned them. The campfire was a very close second. We had the fire going for much of the day and they loved helping to lay it, light it, and help cook on it. Even watching Alex (Wriggly Tin’s owner) chopping wood for the fire was a hit (Alfie would have pulled up a chair if he could).
Alex directed us to the best spot in the woods for bluebells (seriously, is there anything better than a wood full of bluebells?), and while there the twins hunted out sticks for whittling back at the hut. We’ve been so busy lately that I think they just really enjoyed the chance just to hang out with each other. We even caught them holding hands as they walked up the hill to the toilet hut (and I can’t remember them doing that since they were toddlers!).
We stayed at Boundary at Wriggly Tin with Canopy & Stars – I honestly can’t recommend it enough for an off-grid family break. For more details about the hut itself check out my previous post.