I hadn’t been to Upton Country Park in years (apart from a Craft Show), so when I saw they were advertising a new playtrail in Half Term, I just had to check it out.
It was a freezing cold day, but I wrapped the kids up warmly and off we set. It only takes about 15 minutes to get there from my house so we were all excited that we would have a playtrail much closer to home.
The first thing to report is that was free parking – always a bonus, however there was no signage which directed you to the playtrail so we ended up wandering around the grounds of Upton House and squelching in the mud!
|Exploring Upton House|
|Squelching in the mud!|
We soon stumbled across the education centre and realised we had been walking around the wrong side of the park. The first pieces of the Playtrail were just behind it.
Isaac just about managed to climb on this one, but Eliza had to be lifted and there was a big hole in the middle, so I was paranoid she was going to fall through it, as there were lots of big kids charging around!
|Picture courtsey of https://www.facebook.com/uptoncountrypark|
The pathways were very, very muddy and boggy in places which you would expect this time of year which made pushing a buggy through very hard going.
That said, the children mostly enjoyed it but more because they got to run around in the woods rather than play on any equipment, but we didn’t stay too long as it was absolutely freezing!
I will be going to Upton Park again, when it gets warmer as apparently there is a great water play area in the Gardens in the summer months and I am intrigued as to what the Education Centre offers, but unless you have big kids – the play trail is no good!!
For more information, check out their facebook page.