Wellington Country Park

Wellington Country Park

Have you ever been frustrated by the fact that you visit an attraction with your kids, trying to guide them towards the historical or educational areas, when all they really remember of the day was the kid’s play area? Well a trip to Wellington Country Park is the answer - it is all play areas! In fact three play areas, as well as a Boating Lake, Sandpit and Water play area.

We visited the park early in spring, and I have to admit our hearts sank when we noticed everyone else in the car park putting on their wellies…....they were obviously old hands because it was rather muddy!In spite of ending up caked in mud by the end of our visit we had a great time at the park.

One of the highlights of our day was a ride on Charlotte the train. This ride-on railway is great fun, definitely to be recommended as it gives you a nice long trip around part of the park. The other highlight for one of the kids was the Crazy Golf which consisted of ten fiendishly difficult holes – well for us non-golfers anyway.

The park includes four nature trails, around the lake, around the deer park, through the woodland and a trail for bird spotters.There is also an animal farm, open from Good Friday.

If you want to stay for more than a day you can camp at Wellington Country Park either under canvas or in a caravan.For a holiday it would make a great base for visiting other nearby attractions such as Legoland, Windsor Castle, Oxford or the New Forest. Contact the park for booking details.

The Wellington Country Park opens over the February half term then re-opens mid-March until early November, but check for opening times before travelling.

This is the perfect day out for kids with lots of energy to work off and the country setting makes it peaceful and relaxing for the grown-ups.

To find out more visit www.wellington-country-park.co.uk

About the Author: Jacqui O'Brien is the Editor of eParenting.

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