I first visited Priory Farm about four years ago pre-children and I fell in love instantly. I really wanted to take a stroll that day but circumstances didnt’ permit. I never did visit again untill last Christmas with Angelo. We went to meet Santa Claus. Since then I’ve been keeping myself in the loop of all events via their newsletter and that’s how I found out about the Discovery Walk! I chose the tadpole trail as it was a very cold day (with snow flurries thrown in for effect) and Angelo was in his buggy for warmth. Hubby and baby girl had some one to one time in the cafe. While I set off with Angelo.,As usual somewhere along the line, in the excitment, I must have wandered onto another trail. It felt like I was pushing Angelo up to Calvary Hill.
As I huffed and puffed pushing Angelo along the trail, he graciously treated me to his medley of Old MacDonald and Five Little Ducks. I’m not sure which one of us was more excited when a bunny went hopping across our path! The trail was dotted with various objects of interest, from a Native American teepee with a drum inside, to enormous wind chimes, a bee cottage and much MORE.
Angelo was so excited when I said “SHHhhhh be quiet. Can you hear that?” He looked at me, smiled and put one hand to his ear like ‘hark I hear something’. His little face lit up when he heard the melodic tinkle of the wind chimes AND was able identify the mechanical engine sound a helicopter that flew past and crashed into our moment. Ah well… OH! I almost forgot, Cluckingham Palace home to the majestic ducks and chickens. We probably rambled for about 30 mins, if we had used the discovery sheet to chart our finds, Angelo walked AND I’d stuck to the tadpole trail it might have taken a little over an hour. Lovely way to spend the afternoon I think: breathing fresh, stimulate your child’s mind and get the blood pumping with a rambling walk.
Below are a few pics from our mini trek.