Being outside is something which Jess loves so much. She adores to be able to run around like a lunatic, it means that she is tired. I think this is always the sign of a good way out when your child is shattered at the end. A couple of weeks ago we did a Room on the Broom Trail which is at Anglers Country Park in Wakefield. Unlike most of the trails at the other country parks this one is permanent. This means we can do it as many times as we want we only live half an hour away.
There is a lot of parking which is amazing. I can imagine when it is very warm the park will be busy. Parking is free which is always good because I know it can be expensive. I know it was around the £10 mark when we parked at Dalby Forest. The only cost is if you choose to the the activity pack to do the Room on The Broom Trail which is only £2 per pack. You get them from the activity centre however, sadly it was closed when we visited.
I think Jess would have been too young to have enjoyed the activity pack. When she is older I am sure she will be able to do the activity pack. From what we saw, there looked a lot of word games. So this may be better if you actually have children who are at school rather than Jess’s age which is 3. I know there is also rubbings to do which you get with the activity pack. I think Jess may have wanted to do it if it was not as cold. She may have needed a helping hand so be aware of this.
Just because we did not do the activity pack it did not mean that we did’t have fun. Jess loved looking at the carvings which I must admit are very well made. There is one of very single character I seem to remember who in the book Room on The Broom. She loved to actually to take pictures of the carvings. They made her motivated to move actually because even though she likes to be outside she is not always the greatest walker sometimes. There was a lot of chasing her because there is spaces where she could run. At one stage we even threatened to throw her in the lake.
Sometimes we did not realise till we had completed the trail it was actually a 2 mile walk. This may mean you want to do take your child’s bike if they are not the greatest walker. This is a very flat walk which is always good when you are with children. Due to the fact that we went in the winter it does mean that it was muddy and a lot of puddles. Jess did love to have a lot of fun jumping in the puddles which I blame peppa pig for.
There a few benches around the lake if you feel like you need a rest while doing the trail this is something which you can do. This may be great if like us you are doing it with children who are before school age. There is a lot of space near the lake I even said to Joe this is somewhere which we could have a picnic in the summer when the weather is warmer. Talking of picnics there are several benches near the park.
I know this is a place which we are likely to visit again in the summer because who does not like a nice country park. When the weather is warmer and we can have a picnic there it should be even better. I will purchase the activity pack for Jess and see how long she actually bothers with it. For £2 I feel like it is not something that you are wasting your money on. Room on the Broom is a book which Jess loves so I am sure that she will demand we go back so she can see the Characters.
Have you been to the Room on The Broom Trail?