Sophie Bear
Picnic in the hot weather ...  


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Sophie enjoys a picnic...

Sophie Bear and Mrs Keen have gone for a picnic. Being greedy, Sophie also wants to visit a sweet shop!

They have driven to Danbury Country Park. It's near Sophie's school and lots of her friends have told her about it. They parked in the car park and unpacked the picnic. First, Mrs Keen gave Sophie a drink.


Then she gave Sophie a bowl of salad to hold. Sophie didn't look very happy. "Once you've had salad you can have some crisps," said Mrs Keen. Soon Sophie was very happy - enjoying munching her crisps.

Sophie eats crisps

Squirrel in Danbury Country Park, Essex, UK

As they ate Sophie looked over and saw a friend coming to join them. A squirrel had come close to the table, waving his bushy tail. "I bet he wants to share the picnic." said Mrs Keen.

Sophie sat and watched the squirrel for ages until he ran off up a tree! "I wonder if I could climb the tree like that?" wondered Sophie. "You could try but I'm not getting you down if you get stuck," replied Mrs Keen..

Squirrel in Danbury Country Park, Essex, UK

Squirrel in Danbury Country Park, Essex, UK

On the way back they drove through Maldon to go for a walk, an ice cream and (Sophie hoped) some sweets from the shop. Sophie was very sad when she saw that, because it was Sunday, the sweet shop was closed. Mrs Keen had to buy her an ice cream to cheer her up!

Squirrel in Danbury Country Park, Essex, UK

Once they got back home Sophie decided to enjoy the sun some more and lay in the garden sunbathing. "That's my sunbed!" shouted Mrs Keen but Sophie didn't want to move.



Parent's Note

Sophie enjoyed visiting Danbury Country Park. There's a series of lakes and a mix of woodland and gardens. Parking is pay and display (£2 all day). There is also an ice house and a "haha" but Sophie didn't manage to find them!

Then they visited Maldon. You can park in "Promenade Park" on the front where you can walk along the river Blackwater and see the old sailing barges and enjoy the new playground. You do have to pay for parking though so alternatively park in the car park halfway down the high street. It's free on Sundays and you can stroll down to the front and enjoy an ice cream or a drink on the way.

If you're in Essex, the council runs a number of parks (see the link above for the list and details of locations / prices etc... though most are free to use.). They are good for walks and Sophie goes on a school trip to Marsh Farm each year!




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