Although we regularly walk down, I haven't taken my daughter on her bike for a while as it's so busy in the summer and because she is not confident enough cycle all the way down there I would end up paying for parking. So despite the colder weather setting it, we can now take advantage of the free parking! We had a lovely time a few days ago, taking advantage of the time my daughter has off before starting school next week, the sun was even still shining and we found another gorillas from the trail. After a short bike ride to the park, I soon discovered one of the disadvantages of the off-peak season - the public toilets were shut. So in the end what I saved on parking I spent buying a drink in cafe so we could use the facilities!
With plenty of climbing in the park, the girls got rid of some energy and my eldest is slowly gaining confidence on her bike. My youngest has a little bike too which I picked up cheap at a car boot sale but I'm yet to venture out with two on bikes until one is at least stable, A few more trips to our favourite place and we'll almost be there!
Do you take advantage of your local parks? What great parks are there in your area? Please share! blog comments powered by Disqus