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.
Today we were invited to the incredible new adventure playground Tumblestone Hollow at Stonor Park and we LOVED it! Stonor Park was the first place we visited our of lockdown last year and the grounds are so beautiful. The addition of Tumblestone Hollow makes it the perfect family day out.
Langley Park in Iver is one of the Buckinghamshire’s Country Parks and a beautiful place to go for a walk. From late March/April through to June the Temple Gardens are filled with colourful rhododendrons. Walking through the gardens at this time is stunning and you can see all the way down to Windsor Castle.
One job I know I will thank myself for when baby arrives is having a freezer full of home cooked meals! You guys shared loads of amazing suggestions for batch cooking on Instagram so I thought I’d share them all on here so everyone can use it.
During my first pregnancy with Ashley I attended pregnancy yoga classes every week and found it beneficial in so many ways. Not only did it help me through my pregnancy and birth but I also made some wonderful friends who I am still very close to now. Whilst it’s not been possible for me to attend any face to face yoga group classes during this pregnancy due to lockdown, I have been attending classes via Zoom with Charyn from MamaBabyBliss Wycombe and love it! Here’s why…