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.
You’ll find all the rhododendron bushes in Temple Gardens, which are to the right of the car park. The white, pink and purple flowers cover the tall bushes and create beautiful tunnels of flowers. My little girl loves running through the maze of flowers!
You’ll find them anytime from late March through to June. This photo is from last year, I visited today and there are a few trees already in bloom but most of the bushes are still to flower.
Here’s one from today.
There’s a playground right next to the carpark and Temple Gardens. I personally don’t think the playground is that great. There’s not loads to do in it, especially for toddlers and they’ve even removed the slide that used to be there. All you’ll find in the playground is this wooden train, a couple of treehouses, a set of normal and toddler swings and a standing see saw which is no good for toddlers.
There’s a lovely pram friendly walk down to the lake, which is full of swans and ducks. The walk is about 1.2km and takes you past The Langley hotel. Once you get to the lake there are great views of the hotel across the other side of the lake. It’s a great spot for a picnic.
3.5km Circular Walk
There’s a lovely circular walk around the park which we did today. At the moment this route isn’t pram friendly as there are a few muddy sections. The route takes you past a field with a couple of donkeys and some horses in. You’ll also walk over a small bridge which is great for playing pooh sticks.
Food and Drink
There’s a café next to the car park which at the moment is open for takeaway only. A simplified menu of hot and cold drinks, snacks and ice cream is available. The kitchens are also offering a limited hot food menu for takeaway. Click here to view their sample menu.
There’s often an ice cream van parked outside the café as well.
Best bits: Without doubt the rhododendrons! I also think it’s a really nice length pram walk down to the lake and back.
Worst bits: The playground is a bit disappointing. For toddlers the only things they can really go on are the swings, wooden train and slide (which was closed every time we visited last year).
Cost: Free to visit, pay for parking only. Parking is £3.70 peak/£2.70 off peak for up to 2 hours. Click here for full parking charges.
Pram friendly: Yes parts of it are very pram friendly. Some of the woodland paths when muddy I would avoid with a pram.
Bike & scooter friendly: Yes, although it might be a little bumpy for scooters as the path is a bit gravelly (I only mention this because my daughter will only scooter if it’s completely flat!). The circular route is not scooter friendly.
Covid measures: Cafe is takeaway only. It’s a huge space, so no issues with social distancing.
Location & parking:
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Baby in Bucks Top Tips
You can pay for parking using RingGo app. It’s worth doing this as there are often big queues to pay for parking. The queue for the café was huge when we visited, so I’d avoid this for now and take a picnic with you instead.