Friday, 31 March 2017

Getting out and About - Exploring our New Local Park

We are quite lucky that where we have just moved to we have the nicest park at pretty much the end of our road. 
We have been there a few times already this month of living in our new area and Lily really enjoys the playground that has some swings and a good sized slide for her. Its not quite as big as her old playground she had but Im sure we will find others for her in other areas to visit as well. She does really love the stream that runs through the park though. We have spent a few days by it already where Lily really enjoys throwing pebbles into the water.

There has been so much rain so far since we have lived here that getting out has been tricky, but we had a break from the rain and decided that we would venture further into the park to see what else we could see. 

The ground was quite wet so it was the perfect opportunity for Lily to put on her Peppa Pig welly boots and go squelching through the mud.   


The park is so pretty. The stream that runs through goes all the way from one end to the other and has lots of little water falls that Lily just loves to watch. They are great after a day that has been raining as they are a lot more splashy and so Lily gets really excited watching it. 

The first thing Lily noticed was a small log floating in the water. Which she yelled "stick" at with excitement. 

We also found a tree where you could see all the roots. Lily's reaction to this was "ohh wow"

We found squirrels which Lily kept getting upset at how unfriendly they were running up into the tree's. I also asked Lily to listen and tell me what she could hear. She said "birds". She was correct as the park is lovely and quiet and you can hear all the birds tweeting. 

The park goes in one big circle with lots of little roads cutting through the middle. On this day we decided we would walk all the way round until we got back to where the swings was. As soon as Lily see's the swings she shouts "park park" and runs off to go and play. 

I think we are going to have some lovely walks and summer days at this park. Im really happy to have it on our doorstep.

Here are some photographs we took on our outing. 







What is your local park like?


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17 comments:

  1. First of all, wow, how beautiful. Ours is pretty boring. It's right next to the primary school and it has a football field a playground and just a path. No interesting terrain in our park I'm afraid :D

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  2. You sound to have had a great adventure in the park with your little one, love the photos. We have a country park not far from us so there's a playground but an opportunity to have a walk and run around in the fields and woods too. #CountryKids

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  3. It's great that you have such a beautiful setting just around the corner from where you live, I'm sure you'll be there exploring regularly! That river looks like the perfect spot to stop and relax during your walk, it's lovely that Lily loves to watch it too. I bet you can't wait for Summer to spend a day in the sunshine exploring some more.

    Thanks for linking up with me on #CountryKids.

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  4. Kids love the outdoors - lovely pics

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  5. Looks lovely ours witton country park in blackburn
    You need to have a look some time-nature tails animals and adventure playground with sandpits etc

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  6. That's a really nice park. We have a few play areas within a very short distance, but the closest area like that is nearly a mile away on a major road. Enjoy your new location!

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  7. Great place to explore - Popping over from #CountryKids :)

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  8. Mud squelching is the best. So lovely to have such a great outdoor space so close to you #countrykidsfun

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  9. Love the water features! We are lucky to live near parks too but we have been hiding inside the house lately. But hopefully we would get some chance to do some exploring in the next days =) #countrykids

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  10. My local park is Holland Park, it's brimming with squirrels that will eat from your hand, peacocks that will do the same and pigeons (I don't encourage this lol). We love getting the kids out there

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  11. How fabulous to have such a lovely peaceful park on your doorstep. I can imagine you will be there a lot. Lots to interest Lily too. Our squirrels run away too, but when we go into Bristol, there is a park where the squirrels virtually queue up to be fed.#CountryKids

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  12. Looks like a lovely place to have on your doorstep and sounds like Lily is enjoying exploring it. Our nearest park isn't anywhere near as interesting as this one! #countrykids

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  13. This looks like such a lovely park to explore.

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  14. Have you tired Witton parl yet
    You'll love it especially when the fair comes

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  15. Lily's Peppa Pig Wellies look great, so practical.

    Rachel Craig

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  16. Looks like a fun park, lovely to have near by :-)

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  17. We have a lovely big park within driving distance of out house

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