Recently I have been thinking alot about my restrictions, and the fact that I can’t run and play with my kids in the park, the woods or at the beach – things which we really used to enjoy. After a brief spell of feeling sorry for myself, I got pro-active and asked around about some of the more accessible country areas round the south. I have a few starter ideas, and some great websites. I also have my first forest ‘walk’ in a long time planned out so am thrilled! With all this to come – I couldn’t not share our last proper outdoors experience – with an appearance from what is perhaps the best wheelchair – in the world!!
Avon Tyrell is an outdoor activity centre in the heart of the New Forest and along the river Avon. Before the rug was ripped out from under subsidised funding for such things for disabled parents and children in our area, we went for several weekends away there, and had a fantastic time!
The kids got a chance to climb and explore, and enjoy a wide variety of outdoor activities
And mummy took lots of pictures, as she was very proud of her two adventurers
Cam and Jess did archery with Grandad
And climbed the ropes
They even made hot chocolate for mummy
And roasted marshmallows with Grandad and the lovely helpers there
They were very yummy!
As if Mummy hadn’t had enough fun pretending to be David Baily – she also had the use of an all terrain wheelchair worth £10,000!
She did take a break from taking and posing for pictures to whizz round the woods while Jess, Cam and Grandad warmed up in the Manor House where we were staying. It was amazing and it shot across grass, tree roots , mud and sand with no problem at all. A wonderful time was had by all – but Mum was a little sad that she couldn’t take the wheelchair home and whizz around with her little ones all year round, but her two rays of sunshine soon had her smiling again.