We are actually becoming quite ‘connoisseurs’ of our local parks. Every school holiday we set out to explore and find new parks in our area. We try and visit a new one each week. Every village has one. We’ve found all sorts – some secluded and overgrown, some recently renovated with futuristic style playgrounds, others completely old fashioned with leg breaking/ arm breaking roundabouts as standard! It’s quite fun really and rarely are 2 parks ever the same! My best tip is to go exploring new housing estates. These often have new country parks and modern play areas (part of planning applications I guess). Why not be the first to try them out! Here’s an extremely ‘shiny and new’ country park we stumbled across only the other day. It had a wonderful flower meadow (perfect for making flower posies) and fantastic picnic benches!! I’m sure we were the first to sit on them!! Happy exploring!!