Today we had the cutest visit to Nathan’s Farm in Chalfont St Giles as there were baby animals everywhere! Nathan’s Farm is a small family run farm with reindeer, sheep, chickens, pigs, goats and rhea, to name a few. At the moment there are loads of lambs on the farm which you can help bottle feed! Plus tiny piglets, puppies, chicks and a foal that was only a few days old.
When I shared with you my anxiety over giving birth so many of you commented and DM’d me with your own positive birth story and I can’t tell you how much they all helped me 🥰
So here’s mine…
Bluebell season is one of my favourite times of year. There’s something really magical about walking through the woods surrounded by a carpet of purple. We’re lucky in Bucks to be surrounded by some amazing bluebell woods. They are normally in bloom from around late April through to May. As well as some of the more popular places to find bluebells in Buckinghamshire I’ve also included some hidden gems that I’ve discovered which are much quieter.
During the first lockdown last year we visited Common Wood for our walk nearly every day in search of bluebells. We must have walked nearly every path in the wood until we eventually found the most incredible spot for bluebells. The walk we found is covered in a carpet of bluebells and takes you to the bottom of a field of horses. Here’s how to find it.
In May’s edition of Gardeners World magazine you will find their annual 2 for 1 card. This gains you 2 for 1 access to 360 beautiful gardens across the UK, including some great ones in the South East. The magazine costs just £6.99 and you’ll probably save more than this by using the card just once. Here are some of my favourite places to visit using the 2 for 1 card.
Ashley is completely horse mad! So when I saw that Ruislip Park Stables took children from as young as 1 on their pony rides I couldn’t wait to take her. They have some lovey small ponies that they use for toddlers and take them on a guided walk, which you accompany them on, through the woods.
This amazing playground is located within Swinley Forest in Bracknell and is part of the Look Out Discovery Centre. Currently you have to reserve a space to play there, which guarantees that it won’t be busy. You also get a reserved picnic bench as part of your booking so have somewhere to sit and enjoy your coffee!
The village playground in Wigginton is a really lovely playground and brilliant for younger kids. It’s not huge, but so well thought out and really well looked after. Parents are well catered for too as The Village Shop next to it sells an amazing selection of freshly baked cakes, which I of course tried and they were delicious!
Leavesden Country Park is one of the best completely free days out you can have with your little ones. Not only is the park free to visit but even the parking is free! There are loads of amazing playgrounds dotted all around the park, it’s very buggy friendly and there’s also a fun heritage trail. Read my article on Leavesden Country Park for Families Chiltern Magazine here.
In January’s edition of Families Chiltern magazine I wrote an article sharing my favourite buggy friendly walks. I put together 13 walks in Buckinghamshire and surrounding areas. You can view the article here.