It finally happened! We got to go away on a trip! The excitement leading up was like no other with the frantic trips to the toilets and head counts to make sure we were good to go before we finally ascended onto our bus with a good drive ahead of us…
Finally, we arrived at Mabie after a very painless journey filled with silly games and chatter amongst all. We separated into our groups and went on to explore using our map and the teachers excellent (ahem) directional abilities to guide us!
We got stuck in to a whole host of the activities available to us there! There was grass sledging, regular sledging, big sack slides and a gigantic play park like no other for us to run about on. Naturally we also had to give the gigantic bouncing pillows a good workout…
Not to mention the main highlight for many of us, getting to see the animals! Our hearts melted at the sight of the tiny piglets and our hands tickled from the licks of many a greedy goat. We got to stroke donkeys and miniature Shetland ponies (a certain Drummond was keeping me right on whats what!) and we even cowered in fear slightly at a rather intense alpaca. We paid a visit to the little and large roosters and chickens in their coops and saw some very chilled out rabbits.
In between all of this frantic fun we obviously had to have a wee wet bottom picnic in the park before the weather really perked up for us, at which point there almost certainly had to be an ice cream on the cards… (I’m sure this will be very clear from the wee white mouths you see in the photos!)
Once we were well fed and watered, we went on to take in the final fun Mabie had to offer us which included a rather bumpy ride on a ‘train’ which the boys and girls were absolutely loving! As well as a wee jaunt on a pedalo boat where myself and Miss Douglas proved our excellent boating skills while some others were just careening in circles in the small loch! (You know who you are…!)
Overall, what an amazing day had by all! We went back onto our bus absolutely shattered from the day of fun and feeling very content that we had, what felt like, such a day of total normality – much overdue!
We were sad we couldn’t invite any parents/guardians to join us in this but we took lots of photos so you can see just how much of a good time we had there. Until next time! 🙂