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No Cost Simple Pleasures - Hill rolling

We took advantage of the free weekend at the National Trust and went to Fountains Abbey on Saturday with a picnic.

Is there anything much more fun than children rolling down hills?

My boys had so much fun, but it really upset me to hear a parent tell their child off for doing it as they would get mucky!

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall


  1. Oh I want to go hill rolling - forget about the kids!

  2. That looks like great fun :) #Country Kids

  3. Hill rolling has always been a great pastime from my own childhood and now our children's. As you say it's free and great fun. Children are meant to explore and have fun outdoors, and come back a little dirty and disheveled but with a happy smile on their faces! Thanks for linking your fun pictures to Country Kids.

  4. blimey, let the kids get mucky is what I say! that's what the outdoors is all about isn't it! I'm definitely going to enjoy when Isla and Noah roll down their first hill!

  5. hee hee i see now what you were telling me about! i dont think it matters what age you are rolling down a hill is just so much fun! and shame on that parent too - that is what washing machines are for!! x

  6. Oh goodness this is the second time I am reading about hill it is definitely top of my list! Great pictures of the action!

  7. The dirty clothes are quickly sorted out with a washing machine load but memories remain. :D These are the type of things we remember for years to come. Do you remember that day when we went out and we rolled down the hill?? etc, etc.. :D and just by bringing back the thought we experience the same feeling again! This cannot be replaced or at least that's the way I see happiness..

  8. Ah, the simple things in life are the most fun.especially when hey are free.

  9. oh hill rolling is so much fun it is a shame when people tell their children off in fear of getting muddy :(

  10. Love it! Tho I find you get a lot more dizzy doing it when you're 40 than when you were 4!! x

  11. I was too scared to roll down when my boys did it - looks like they really enjoyed it.


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