After having some coffee and cake at the lovely Hillyard House at the entrance to the park, we pitched the tent and cycled off to the adventure centre to grab our kayaks and life jackets. After spending a gloriously sunny 2 hours splashing around on the lake, then jumping in for a swim we got showered and changed and rewarded ourselves with dinner and ice cream in Newcastle.
It was almost midnight when we decided to think about getting in the sleeping bags and we awoke after 9am (late for camping!) to another sunny day. Another little cycle and a great breakfast finished off one of my favorite weekends of the year so far.
I'm pretty sure the kids had a great time too, as they said we could kidnap them again anytime for another adventure.