So I was recently told by a friend about this country park Rushmere.
I wasn’t too sure what expect, as there wasn’t really much information on the website, as far as I could see it was just a massive park that you could walk, bike or horse ride around.
It did mention on the website about a sculpture trail, where you could find fairy doors, wood sculptures that the kids could play on and a must have photo taken in the giants chair (which of course we did)!!
When we got there, we parked our car in the car park on site and it was £3 parking for all day which was actually really good for something like this.
We decided to have some lunch, we forgot to bring a picnic (typical us) and ended up in the onsite cafe.
Now I don’t mind eating out at all but the pricing on this place was ridiculous the family infront of me, in the queue ordered 3 meals that came to £40, and ours wasn’t much better, we had 2 Pepsis, 2 cartons of juice 2 bowls of chips and onion rings, which came to £15 it was a joke. (but maybe thats just me)
we started exploring the park and we found the really cute fairy doors carved and attached to the trees, the kids loved seeing them and knocking on them although, Danny was winding the girls up by screaming when walking near them pretending there was a monster in them. (a big kid really)
in the end we decided to walk around the trails for a bit and explore what else they had to see. We stumbled across a massive gate, which was apprently from a TV game show the wild things, of course I wanted to take a picture for this blog post and Danny kept making and cracking jokes like “come on girls let’s look like we’re interested” and “oh look a big wooden door” talk about comedian.
While working in the woods we came across some really cool looking dents made out of wood and of course Danny being the big kid he is decided to go in one and ended up getting stuck, which we all had a laugh about.
Honestly this place is pretty amazing, the girls loved seeing the different things they had to do and see. ( and so did Danny) it was a really good fun day out.
It wasn’t even that far away either, just past Leighton buzzard. I would defiantly recommend this place to my friends, me and Danny even want to come back and do some bike riding down the pretty cool looking biking track, and maybe even bring Lola here because she would love it.
It’s definitely family friendly although I wouldn’t recommend this for elderly people as there isn’t many places to sit down.
We even got lost and had to download the map of the park to figure out where we were. It’s a beautiful place with beautiful things to see and do.
Check out more about the place here