What is it about a puddle? Every time we see one, we have an uncontrollable urge to jump in it!
Maybe it stems from our childhood; maybe it’s because we’ve been watching too much Peppa Pig (if you’ve got a child/grandchild/niece/nephew/family friend under the age of 7, you’ll know what we’re talking about) or maybe it’s just because it is SO. MUCH. FUN!
You can’t deny it: at some point in your life you’ll have had an out-of-the-blue impulse to jump in a puddle. Why? Because sometimes it’s the simple things provided by Mother Nature that provide the most fun; mud pies, trees to climb, sand castles and splashing in puddles definitely makes this awesome list.
Think about it. There are so many adventures you can have – with your little monkeys in tow or without – when the weather has taken a turn for the worse. Just because you see that little rain symbol pop up on your weather app doesn’t mean you have to spend the day cooped up inside; why not get out and embrace it instead?
As the famous saying goes, “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass… it’s about learning to dance in the rain.”
That’s where puddles come in! Be honest, has there ever been a time when you wished you could jump in a puddle, but stopped because the sensible side of your brain said: “I better not – my socks will get wet and I might get all muddy.” Well, this time, how about throwing caution to the wind? Leave any clothing you don’t want to get wet in your wardrobe, wrap up warm, get that rain jacket on, pull on the wellies and hey presto! You’re ready for some serious puddle splashing.
The same thing goes with any outdoor adventure; as long as you’re prepared for it clothing-wise, there’s nothing to stop you having fun – sometimes more fun! Go Ape is awesome when the heavens open, that’s for sure!
The trees are a natural canopy and offer some protection, but really, a bit of rain never hurt anyone! Sure, it makes it a bit muddier – but if you’re dressed in clothes you don’t mind getting a tad grubby, who cares? It only adds to the fun!
Go Ape is most certainly a wet weather activity! So, grab your Mini Tarzans and let us brighten up a grey weekend – we can guarantee you’ll have lots of splashy fun! Remember, our Tree Top Junior courses will remain open at weekends this winter (NB. Dalby and Grizedale Forest are the only sites that’ll be closing their doors until spring) so book in advance and beat the winter blues.