When I'm not at work and I'm at home with my son, I love nothing more than taking him out for a lovely walk. And with so many picturesque spots throughout our county, we are spoilt for choice. This is my first blog post as I pick some of my favourite walks.
Woodland and Meadows Trail at Worcester Wood Country Park
Distance: ½ mile
The Woodland and Meadows Trail at the Countryside Centre is not so much a hiking adventure but rather an easy going circular stroll. It's just far enough to let little ones explore on their own and tire legs out for a seamless naptime! (yeah, right).
We were having 'one of those days' last weekend, so we decided to make the most of the weather, get out, let off some steam and enjoy the fresh air. Worcester Woods is one of our favourite, free places to go as a family to burn some energy with plenty to do.
There are lots to see whilst on the Woodland and Meadows Trail – beautiful bluebell woods, wildflower meadows and a pond attracting lots of wildlife. Perfect for feeding the ducks - it's always a pleaser - unless your children are anything like ours and prefer to eat the bread themselves. We've even spotted some terrapins lurking over in the corner by the little bridge before now.
The ground is flat and solid with no stiles which is perfect for walking with the pushchair if needs be. We've also walked around with the baby carrier before as it's not too far and there are plenty of benches about to take a short break.
In addition to the Woodland and Meadows Trail, there is a huge open field perfect for picnics, BBQs and games. Many times on a sunny day I've met mummy friends with babies and toddlers in tow to catch up in a safe environment with lots to keep us occupied.
Also onsite is a busy award winning café with two adventure playgrounds for all ages – swings, slides and climbing equipment – what more could a child want!
With summer now upon us, a walk here is a must!