Dragon Hunting in The Woods

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With the aid of a few duck eggs which i paid 40p each for and a handwritten sign we embarked on a dragon hunt…The bigger children (7&9) were in on the Dragon hunt set up today & did really well making believe for Mila (4), they were rewarded with a find of some ‘real’ eggs from something unknown šŸ™‚

Our hunt started at Ogmore castle, we crossed the stepping stones and headed into the woods to the ruins of CANDLESTON CASTLE/MERTHYR MAWR & it’s surrounding sand dunes. (South Wales)

Here’s how we got on…

We started at Ogmore castle where we walked across the treacherous waters via the stepping stones..

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Once we had explored Ogmore castle (free to enter) we got back in the car and headed 5 minutes up the road to Merthyr Mawr…

Once there i placed a sign I had made discreetly on a tree…

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The kids discovered the sign..

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and our dragon hunt began….

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I hid some hatched eggs in the wood

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we carried on through the woods heading for the castle ruins..

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As the kids explored the ruins I discreetly placed our dragon eggs!
I’d used duck eggs which i drew on and spray with hairspray and a dusting of glitter…

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As we explored the castle…

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WE STUMBLED ON THE DRAGON EGGS!!!

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AND THEN SOME MORE AS WE HEADED BACK THROUGH THE WOODS!!

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We then headed for the sand dunes to search for anymore signs…

Check out our over Magical Make Believe Ideas!

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And we found dragon footprints..

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and more eggs (real eggs this time!)

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We finished our day rolling down the dunes..

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We took our dragon eggs home and put them in the airing cupboard to keep warm, the next day we discovered one of the eggs had hatched and we now have a naughty dragon on the loose around the house….

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So rather than take any chances we returned to the woods with our other dragon egg and made a nest for it to sit in back within its natural environment…

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Out dragon hunt really was a magical adventure achieved with minimum effort for the price of a few duck eggs….

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  1. Oh how I wish I could trade places with you! My youngest son is named London because I love it over there so much (couldn’t really name him UK lol). I’m in Boulder Colorado so maybe we will try this out on the montians here. Ty!

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