Thursday, 27 February 2014

A Winter Little Adventure with Barny Snacks

With two parents who can't walk more than a few hundred yards we knew our Barny Winter Little Adventure Challenge might have to take place close to home, so I wanted to make it exciting and different. I waited for snow, but it never came, so plan B was to go out and explore our everyday in a different way - at night!

Two excited boys put on their warm coats and got their torches 
and went on a treasure hunt in the dark.


As we set off down the path the torches spotted something we see every day, 
but never notice. 
Dried plant stems from last year all lying down neatly in rows.


Our boring fence was very different in the dark and the boys spent a while 
making different shadows on the building next door.


On the grass we found a branch which had blown down in the wind.


An inspection hatch. The boys have never paid it any attention before and wondered 
what could be down there? I think it might not be as exciting as they imagine! 


Then we found Holly branches.


Lots of Holly - and lots of Magnolias and other plants.


And the branches from a willow tree which caught in our hair 
and gave the boys a scare! 


And then, something shiny in the distance.
 Treasure!


The treasure was swiftly investigated by my 3 year old 
while his big brother shone the torch!

 

Wahey! Treasure collected, time to go back indoors and reap the reward!


The Barny snacks were an excellent snack for adventurers and have a hidden fruit filling which the boys agreed was extra tasty. We even let the teenagers have one each too because we're kind. The rest will be perfect for packed lunches.


Barny are available from supermarkets nationwide in multipacks of 5 individually wrapped bears with 4 different varieties - Milk and Chocolate, and new Apple and Strawberry, all.with an RRP of £1.69.

This post is an entry for BritMums ‘Winter Little Adventures Challenge’ sponsored by Barny, individually wrapped bear-shaped sponges with a hidden filling. Find out more about Barny here

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

We were sent our 2 packets of Barny for our review adventure.

22 comments:

  1. Love it!! Fab little adventure - love how they went out in the dark with their torches - my 2 would love doing something like this!!

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    1. Awwww thank you! They did really enjoy it :D

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  2. what a great idea to look at something like the garden which you see every day, but going out at night it all looks so different. looks like you had fun!

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    1. It was great actually, we'll have to do it again! :D

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  3. Torches make everything exciting, don't they? Bud has a little wind up one which he wants to use all of the time at the moment. Such a simple way to have fun.

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  4. That's such a fun idea for your winter adventure! I think mine would get scared! But as you know they are quite easily scared.. if I could persuade them then I think they would love it though

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    1. Your boys are wimps! They get it from you, you need to toughen up a bit and hide your fears, not pass them on :oP

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  5. What are you and your OH like hey! A great idea though to get out in the dark, everything looks so different doesn't it. It looks like your boys had a great time!

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    1. I know, we're useless :D I hope it's not what my boys remember of their childhood!
      They had a great time, it was really exciting :D

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  6. What a fun idea and lovely to see how the dark transforms things. Commenting for myself and on behalf of BritMums and thanking you for taking part

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    1. Thank you very much for having us Kate - it was indeed loads of fun :)

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  7. Love this idea for an adventure! Torches in the dark definitely make everything seem more interesting :)

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    1. Thank you Bex! It was great fun - and free! :D

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  8. A great treasure hunt made all the more exciting by being at night! It looks like they had great fun discovering how different things look at night by torch light. Thanks for linking up and sharing their outdoor fun with Country Kids.

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    1. Finally! I'v really missed being able to get them out and about, and the garden has been far too muddy until now. A little sunshine and we're on a win! Thank you for hosting Fiona :)

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  9. Great idea for an adventure. Everything looks so great in the dark

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    1. Thanks Angela, and so true. The inside of my house always looks better in the dark - much tidier and cleaner :p

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  10. Fantastic night time walk - love the first photo #countrykids

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    1. Thank you! They were trying to look scary - but the big one kept laughing because the little one kept putting the torch in his mouth :D

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  11. A really great idea for a different kind of adventure! #countrykids

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    1. Thanks Sabrina! Necessity is the mother of invention :D

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