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Monday, 8 April 2013

Our Park

The Easter holidays are coming to an end so we've been making the most of going out and the little bit of sunshine that we've had.

Saturday afternoon was spent in our beautiful local park. I'm always going on about how lucky we are to live so close to such a wonderful park. It has everything from wide open spaces, children's play areas, streams and ponds for ducks and sailing, a pavilion with a cafe, a water play area for the summer, stunning scenery and an animal centre.

We didn't take the dogs with us on Saturday so we could go and say hello to the animals. The majestic peacocks wandering freely.

We saw the small ponies being fed with bags of chopped carrots.

 Wallabies, 2 albino ones enjoying the warmth from the sun,

and 2 more, 1 with a joey popping in and out of it's cosy pouch.

Noisy goats, 3 adults and 2 kids.

 Emus watching us with beady eyes.

 Lots of beautiful, colourful birds.

Imogen went climbing trees,

and rocks in the Khyber Pass

Then a trip for Imogen in the play area. It has everything and new things are always being added. I think the latest additions are a couple of trampolines built into the ground, there's also a zip line, lots of different slides for different ages, swings, roundabouts, climbing areas and much more.

We are so lucky to live within walking distance of such a lovely park, and I'm looking forward to spending more time there as the weather improves.

Take care


  1. Goodness, you really do have quite a fabulous local park where you live! My two would absolutely love it there. x

  2. How fantastic, ours only has the usual swings and slides! :) x

  3. What a fabulous park. We're so lucky to have such wonderful places on our doorstep.

  4. ~ These days out are just the best, Cheryl...ages since I visited a park with such interesting animals...Just ducks and a few swings in ours...Enjoy the rest of the Easter break.With kindest thoughts~ Maria x

  5. Love the free roaming peacocks! What a treat.

  6. Wow, this looks like such a fun place! I wish we had a park like that.

  7. What a gorgeous park to have nearby!

  8. How lovely to have a park like this practically on your doorstep. Days like this are so great and a a real de-tox from busy working life.

    Many thanks for visting and posting on my "Magic" post always great to hear from you.

    keep well

    Amanda :-)

  9. What a great park. We visited a Wildlife Park during the Easter hols and saw three peacocks fully displaying their wonderful plumage - vying for the attention of the female peacocks who seemed disinterested in their fabulous display!
    My posts are still not updating on followers reading lists - if you have a spare mo, do drop by!

  10. What a brilliant park! I wish we had something similar near us. Thanks for visiting my blog and the lovely comment. x

  11. Thank you so much for visiting my blog Cheryl! I´m always happy to read your comments! Your local park is amazing! You are so lucky to have something like that in your neighbourhood!
    Have a happy day! xBarbina


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