STREAM DIPPING AND WELLIE WADING // with muck boots

Muck Boots fishing net side profile

It was a gorgeous warm day on Thursday, so the girls and I decided to get out of the house and spend the day stream dipping.

We stopped on the way to pick up a couple of fishing nets, then drove a few more minutes to one of the gorgeous National Trust properties we’re lucky to have nearby.

WELLIE WADING

We’d been sent a pair of Muck Boots that Lil Sis was desperate to try out, so – after checking water wasn’t too deep – I gave her the OK to do a spot of wellie wading.

They were already a winner in her eyes, because they had hot pink on them (quickest way to her heart – ply her with pink) but she was also impressed by the fact they kept her feet nice and dry (although she did go on to splash about in bare feet anyway *eye roll*).

She also loved that the neoprene material was softer and more flexible than her old rubber wellies (which, incidentally, we call gumboots in New Zealand), that used to hurt her feet if she wore them for long lengths of time.

Lil Sis is starting a new primary school in September (looooong story – I’ll explain it all one day!), and one of the many things I love is how it puts a lot of emphasis on outdoor activities. So much so, wellies are actually on the uniform list, so at least I have that part sorted now!

Muck Boots Stream wading

HUNTING FOR MINIBEASTS

We followed the stream as it wound its way through the grassy fields, stopping to scoop up clumps of stream algae and examine it for minibeasts.

I spent half my childhood running wild in the New Zealand bush, crafting dens out of sticks and damming up the streams, so I loved seeing the girls having fun and getting mucky.

Muck Boots Big Sis

Muck Boots checking fishing net

We actually bought rubber ducks with us too, and had planned to race them down stream, but were having so much fun stream dipping we totally forgot about them until it was time to leave. Afterwards, we wandered up to the National Trust property for a fruit juice and a slice of cake before heading home, tired, muddy and happy!

Muck Boots girls on log

• our Muck Boots, £55, were sent for the purpose of review

20 Comments

  1. What an amazing time, nothing better than getting back to nature and the muck boots sound great too x

  2. Looks like you and your girls had a amazing lil day out! Great photos, even better memories Xx

  3. I love pond dipping, so much fun. I’ve never heard of Muck Boots before, I’ll have to check them out.

    • They’re fab – I love the way they’re much softer and more flexible than ‘old-school’ wellies. x

  4. Bright pink wellies would be the best way to get me to wear the pair x
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  5. Oh this looks amazing – Pickle would love this! Anything with water and mud! Love the boots too. Kaz x

  6. Glad you had a good time, those muck books look fun and its great that you had a good day out that is the main thing.
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  7. That looks so much fun.
    And a school that requires wellies as part of the uniform has got to be a winner.
    Thanks for sharing
    #brillblogposts

  8. Ahhh, we love mini beast hunting! Such good fun. And those Muck Boots look and sound fab. Good luck to your daughter starting her new primary school, I’m sure she will have a lot of fun, hehe xx

  9. We love pond dilling and minibeast hunting 🙂 those wellies certainly look up to the job too x
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  10. Aw love those wellies and your girls are just too gorgeous! Hope the school move goes well, kids adapt so easily, I changed primary school several times and I loved making new friends and wasn’t upset in the least x
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    • Thanks chick! I’m sure she’ll be totally fine – it’s always the parents who worry more about these things!! x

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