One of the best things about being a grandparent is having the benefit of interacting on a level that is once removed from the day-to-day responsibilities of being a parent. I know many Grandparents who relish the opportunity to share the things that they are passionate about with a new audience. Quite often, the grandchild brings a new way of seeing the world to their grandparents, through their younger eyes. Grand-parenting is an opportunity to play all those old games, to love someone new, to appreciate the developing mind, and to really feel needed by someone again.
A fantastic way to spend quality time with a grandchild is to get outside and enjoy nature. Whether that be by taking a walk with the pram along the Fairy Glen river, and reciting the folklore stories that you heard when growing up of fairy rings and castles. Or by taking a trip to Murlough Sand Dunes, to throw stones into the waves as they splash onto the beach. Children really enjoy the simple activities of exploring outdoors, and more importantly, having an adult that has the time to let them do so.