Who needs theme parks?

On Saturday morning the hubster expressed a desire to have a lie in. He promised me that if I took the kids out for an hour then he would take us all out for lunch. Since I was already up, we were all breakfasted and dressed and the sun seemed to be making some guest appearances I decided to take him up on the offer. My initial thought was, what can we do that’s ‘different’, interesting and fun? Then JJ intervened by suggesting I retrieve his bicycle from the back garden so that he could cycle down to our local playground and I gave in to the pressure!

As it is we are very lucky to live a five minute walk away from a recreation ground which includes a huge playing field (linked to a local rugby club) and a cricket club, a large L-shaped pond with plenty of ducks and anglers, and a pretty amazing playground which was completely re-landscaped and refurbished in June 2010. The playground has plenty of swings, a separate sandpit area, musical objects (drums, etc.), a variety of spinners and no less than three big basket swings as well as all the usual slides, roundabouts and a big rope climbing pyramid. It’s a lovely place to take a picnic on a sunny summer’s day, but a cold March morning meant that we almost had the place to ourselves.

Eventually we were driven away by the onset of a freezing hale shower (!) but it won’t be long before we’re back for more!

Linking up to Country Kids at Coombe Mill, MummyDaddyandMe’s Ordinary Moments and Magic Moments at The Oliver’s Madhouse.

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17 thoughts on “Who needs theme parks?

  1. We adore going to the park, and go at least a few times a week. The one nearest us isn’t amazing but we have a fair few good ones within a twenty minute walk. Yours looks great, and the photos are fab! x

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