Trip Day! The best day of the year! A chance to escape the classroom for a whole day and get out and about in the great British countryside.

We had a wonderful day in the Lake District visiting Brockholes Visitor Centre. Mrs Crowther could believe how much it had changed since last year.

In the morning we spent some time with a lady called Ruth using or Geography Detective skills to find out all about the impact visitors have on the Lakes and how it is managed. We also found out about some of the wildlife that lives there, the different activities we can do and how the area has changed over the 100 years since the Gaddum family used Brockholes as a family home.

At lunchtime we enjoyed our picnic lunch with a very special visitor – Beatrix Potter’s robin, who always comes to see Mrs Crowther when she visits the centre (we think it’s because he’s trying to steal our crisps).

After lunch we followed a special trail to find out about some of the different animals that Beatrix Potter used in her famous stories. Fabulous facts about hedgehogs, foxes, frogs and of course rabbits.

By the end of the day we were all exhausted but we had just enough energy left to enjoy the new adventure playground. It was amazing! It has some of the biggest slides and climbing frames we’ve seen!

Finally we headed back to the bus for the long journey home having has a brilliant day.