A New Park and a Winter Picnic

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Brr, it has been chilly the last few days. It’s taking me much longer than usual to get Tom and myself dressed in the mornings – we’re both wandering around wearing enough layers to be cosy in the arctic!

We’ve been trying not to let the cold scare us off going out. Mostly pretty successfully. We’ve walked to and from nursery every day that Tom goes, he and Mr Techno have started their weekly nature club, and Tom and I spent a great weekend wandering around the Marshes and Springfield Park.

Wednesday is my day off, and Mr Techno had to work, meaning family day has had to be postponed until Sunday. Irritatingly, the parcels that were supposed to be delivered earlier in the week hadn’t turned up, so we had to make a trip to the sorting office, a half hour walk away. As Tom has taken to napping late into the afternoons, it had to be a morning trip, which wasn’t going to leave us much time to get there and back before Tom wanted lunch.

I was determined not to give up our outdoor playtime, so had a good look on Google maps and spotted a little park close to the sorting office; one we had never been to before. And so a plan was hatched – we’d pick up the parcels, have a play in the park, then have a winter’s picnic before heading home for Tom’s nap.

The park turned out to be pretty small, with not much open space. But that didn’t matter at all as it had a huge play area. My one complaint about our local park is that even the toddler equipment doesn’t have easy to climb steps, so Tom needs help using it. No such issues here – there were perfect Tom-sized structures.

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After a good play, we settled down on a bench to enjoy a sandwich and grape lunch.

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By this point we were both pretty cold, despite our layers and the winter sun. So it was time to walk home for cuddles and naps.

I’m glad we made the effort to fit in some outdoor play and discovered a new park into the bargain!



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10 thoughts on “A New Park and a Winter Picnic

  1. It looks like a lovely park and just look at his gorgeous little red face eating his lunch. It’s nice to have an explore sometimes and find places you hadn’t been before!
    This so much for linking up to #Whatevertheweather 🙂 x

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  2. Awww look at that little red face! You can see it’s so cold, but it looks like you had a lot of fun playing and having lunch. What a great park. I wish we had one like that near us. The flooring is so good to because you can visit whatever the weather. Thank you for sharing your adventure with #whatevertheweather xx

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  3. Well done you for managing to work a perfecting looking park around Tom’s sleeping times, keeping that bit of fresh air going each day makes such a difference to the whole day. the Equipment looks just the perfect size for him, I have a feeling you may be here again. Thank you for sharing with me on #CountryKids

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