Today was the day of the Festival of Flight in Newcastle County Down, a town not too far from us. It’s a big airshow which takes place every year. For those travelling in to the town, there is all sorts going on. Activities, stalls, displays and general fun things.
Unfortunately for us, things like that are way to busy. My husband and son who are both on the autism spectrum just couldn’t handle the crowds. So Instead of heading down to the festival, we decided to take a picnic to Dundrum Castle, which is about 5 miles away. Dundrum castle sits atop a tall hill, giving great views towards Newcastle, so we hoped we might catch some of the display from up there. We took up a picnic blanket and some snacks and chilled out on the grass while trying to catch a glimpse of some planes.
We were particularly interested in seeing the Red Arrows, who always put on a fantastic display. Once again we weren’t disappointed. Despite being some distance away, we were still treated to a good show. The kids loved watching them make shapes in the sky with their coloured smoke.
Unfortunately it was very windy. I mean Wicked Witch cycling past your upstairs window kind of windy. As soon as the Red Arrows had finished their display we packed up and headed home with haste.
Despite the blustery weather, we still enjoyed a nice little afternoon. I hope you’re all having a lovely weekend!
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