A Day Out With The Big Kids!

Yesterday I took Leon and Maya to ‘Gröna Lund’ – Sweden’s oldest funfair, which opened in 1883.

There are some aspects of the fair which still remain in old fashioned charm – though I’ll admit that my oldest two have now become a little bit accustomed to more modern thrill rides!

There are always interesting characters dressed up ….

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…and usually a queue or two – though we arrived as early as possible – so we were lucky…

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We started with the calmer rides…

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….progressing to a couple of the older rides…’lustiga huset’ (the funny house) and ‘kärleks tunneln’ (the love tunnel)…

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…and then to the wilder rides….the ‘Magic Carpet’…..

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….the ‘Twister’ (which mummy also rode!)…

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..and the beautiful giant swings…

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…among others….
Leon surpassed us in bravery by riding the world’s highest star flyer ‘The Eclipse’….

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…to be fair Maya was going to ride too, but I banned her from doing so! Having such a little body, I just had visions of her slipping out..!!!!!
We ended with the simple, but very funny house of mirrors..

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..before heading home..

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A fantastic day spent with the big kids!
🙂

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