Kids in the driving seat
Well it has been the Easter holidays after all so that meant one thing, time to have some family fun and put the kids in the driving seat for a change.
I was searching the internet as you do looking up some family fun that would hold a teenage boys attention for more than five minutes, I came across our local boat hire. We have hired a day boat from them a few years back and I remembered that the boys absolutely loved it so I thought this would make for a fun afternoon.
I picked out what boat I would like to hire, I didn’t tell the boys about my plans as they may be teenagers but they still love a surprise, I wanted to keep an eye on the weather as a nice dry day would be perfect for going out on a boat. I thought it would be nice for us all to get outdoors for a while and enjoy some fresh air and sunshine.
I must say put the kids in the driving seat and just watch the smiles grow, we had an amazing time, the weather was beautiful and the kids loved every minute of it.
when we arrived at the boats the boys got so excited and couldn’t wait to get in the boat and get in the driving seat. The boys found it highly funny watching me trying to get the boat going in a straight line, let’s just say “me and boats don’t go”.
The kids in the driving seat was much safer I think than me, they was brilliant and it was so lovely to sit back relax and watch the brotherly love take force, they was helping and guiding each other and even complimenting each other’s driving/steering.
There was only 5 seats in our boat so Ian was walking along side us taking the pictures.
Once we had finished on the boat we sat and enjoyed a lovely picnic together then the boy’s enjoyed some fun in the park.
Can you think of anything that may grab my boy’s attention?
Ahh this looks an absolutely great day out, hope you had alot of fun.
Helen – #ukbloggers
Oh, that sounds like a great idea to surprise kids… I know my girls would love something like this, but as they are 4 & 9 I think I need to wait a bit till I let them drive the boat 😉
We sure did Helen x
They loved the surprise, it was so nice to sit back and watch them enjoying themselves. x
We used to do this down at Fowey harbour, we haven’t tried for years but it may be time for another go seeing how much fun you had. My eldest two both crew now on a sailing boat once a week, I think their love of boats came from those early days of self drive hire boats. A great surprise for your boys. Thank you for sharing on Country Kids.
SO much fun! I love messing about on boats and I’m passing on the love to the children 😀 x
It was great fun, the boys loved it. X 🙂