May Half Term

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Aladdin.

Over the weekend, my son enjoyed spending some quality time with his dad. Likewise, they went to the cinema to watch Aladdin, which they both found funny. My partner and I also watched Aladdin at the cinema, but elsewhere.

Celebration of Disability Sports Activities.

As my son was bonding with his dad, my partner and I attended the Celebration of Disability Sports Activities at Riverside Square in Bedford. Moreover, the sun was beaming, and it was a lovely day for celebrating inclusive sports.

My son attends swimming lessons that are catered for autistic children/young people. Furthermore, over the years, I have been keen on finding out more about disability sports, and sports for people with learning disabilities.

Disability Sporting Activities.

So, I was pleased to see that there’s more variety in sporting activities for disabled people, not just specific to one type of disability. Likewise, there was football, tennis, swimming, lawn bowls and archery, to name a few. I also found it humbling and appreciated that a few members at the stands took time out to answer my questions, including thoroughly explaining to me what activities there are to offer. Additionally, you can tell just by speaking to someone if they love their job. I felt, that they’re passionate about promoting sports that is accessible to disabled people.

Lastly, we finished the day off by sitting by the river in Bedford drinking a Sicilian Lemonade, which quenched my thirst.

sicilian lemonade
Sicilian lemonade.

As I headed home, my son returned from his dads and we were ready to spend the rest of the May Half-Term together.

Outdoor Activities.

Firstly, my son played some football, then we went on a nature trail down a local woodland. Likewise, we have a lot of foxes close to where we live, so we were hoping to see one. Although, we did not see a fox this time.

Nature Trail Checklist.

Here is a visual nature trail checklist for my son for whenever we go out for a walk. It is always fun to have a bit of a scavenger hunt outdoors.

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Arts and Crafts.

First of all, for any art lover, they would be in heaven. We have acrylic paint, watercolour, crayons, card, pipe cleaners and plenty more art supplies!

With the haunted house from the Goosebumps movie as my son’s inspiration, we experimented with acrylic paint onto a piece of cardboard. We also added some felt. This art piece is in working progress, but it is coming together well.

Disclaimer: This blog is based on our personal experiences and is for information purposes.