Today we continued our Local Playground Challenge, in which we are aiming to visit all the parks with playgrounds in North Tyneside in 2015.
We visited Alexander Scott Park in North Shields today, after our visit to the library this morning, we needed a run around to get rid of the cobwebs. It’s very windy here, and fortunately the playground is quite sheltered.
This is a park we have visited from time to time since James was around 9 months old. It is quite handy if we have walked into the town centre as it is on our way in or out.
James has become quite adventurous recently and loves to climb, testing his strength by swinging from his arms. He’s enjoying slides again after taking a little break from them, and he whizzed up the stairs to swoop down this slide.
A bird landed nearby and James just had to dash to chase it! Poor bird. Well, I suppose, not really. There’s no danger of it being caught by a shrieking lumbering toddler, really, is there?!
We had been to Costa before heading to the park, and James had found a button in the sink while I changed Noah. “Look, Mammy! A present from the fishies!” he exclaimed, and cuddled the button. So at the park he held the button and took it on the slide, saying, “oh thank you, fishies, lets go on the slide!”. He is a funny’un!
Now this park’s absolute best item is this spinning spider web. James went on this over and over, and he stuck out his arms (wings) so he could be a bird flying around. “I’m a spider bird, Mammy!” he shouted. Then he got off, staggering a little, “I’m a bit dizzy!” he giggled. So he got back on, and flew around again.
A little go on the bouncing sheep before running over to the gate, so he could go on the swings.
There are baby/toddler wings inside the gated area, but there’s a chair swing in the outer area of the playground.
There’s a normal swing next to the chair swing, and normally I might’ve had a little go myself, but the seat looked a bit, erm, melted, so I just busied myself
pushing James launching the rocket-ship.