Rushcliffe Country Park

Over the Half Term holidays we were determined to have fun, and to not spend extortionate amounts of money, so we were looking for free things to do!  So after a fab Jubilee Bank Holiday we decided on Tuesday to head off to Rushcliffe Country Park!

The park is near Ruddington in Nottingham, and is completely free to enter, If you park in the car park there is a £1 voluntary car parking charge. The website boasts ‘8 kilometres of footpaths, grassland, conservation and landscaped areas, the park is excellent for walking, jogging, cycling, spotting wildlife and exercising your dog’ so we thought there must be plenty to entertain Granny and Grampsy, and the kids!

Well, what can I say…there was plenty! We had a fantastic time, we started with a walk around the lake, which even the kids enjoyed thanks to the things you can see on the way! We spent time in a sensory garden, with a musical Garden Gate, optical illusions, touchy feel things and more. We had a ride on a giant wooden swan, saw through the eyes of a Fly, climbed through the hungry caterpillar and saw birds galore! Grampsy and his camera were in his element, Legs loved learning how to leapfrog mushrooms and Mouse enjoyed the space to run free

We finished the visit with a play on the children’s park where there was swings, slides, diggers, a train and more to explore, the kids had an lollypop and the grown ups a nice warm drink! It was a fantastic day and I would definitely recommend a visit! A free day out (well free apart from the refreshments we bought!) in Nottingham – bonus!


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