Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Park in the Dark

Spaces which are so familiar during the day take on a whole different feel after sunset, so while we've been many times to our local park in the summer it felt quite different this evening. Not being able to see out into the distance, or quite where the muddy spots were underfoot. Being a clear night gave us a fantastic view of the stars though, and as our eyes grew accustomed to the dark we were able to pick out more surprises, like the clumps of snowdrops under the trees.

Our plan for the evening was a treasure hunt. Each group was given a map of the park, with the locations marked. The treasure pots were covered in reflective materiel, very easy to miss until the torchlight hit them.

After the treasure hunt and a warming drink of hot chocolate it was time to tackle the "incredibly scary swamp of doom". In the corner of the park is a rope and plank bridge, another area which looked very different in the torch light than on a sunny afternoon.

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