Looking for epic local outdoor activities for your children in June? MK mum and entrepreneur Susie Lodge offers four recommendations from her popular website http://www.wikiplacesforkids.com in a new Celebrate:MK column.
We’ve had a few cracking days of sunshine over the last few weeks.
And in true Brit style we’ve been out in every second of it, brunching al fresco or getting our hands dirty in full countryside exploration mode.
We have loads of reviews on the site for all sorts of activities but here are a few of the best places in and around MK to enjoy the great outdoors…
Rookery Farm (Stoke Bruerne):
This lovely little farm opened its doors again in March with a bit of a facelift.
A great venue with lots of well kept animals to pet, a super outdoors playground and an indoor soft play area should it rain!
Wind in the Willows Park (Great Holm):
As parks go this one is new(ish) and a real cracker. Based on the delightful children stories, the WITW’s characters are dotted about the park, chiselled from wood.
The park itself has all of the play equipment you’d expect as well as a boat, sand pit area, and Toad’s Motor Car.
Watch out for a lack of on street parking and picnic tables though.
Thrift Farm (Whaddon):
A firm favourite for us. Not only because the cafe serves up yummy homemade food and has a contained play area, but the farm itself is lovely.
There are donkeys, Shetlands, goats and a host of feathered friends, as well as an outdoor climbing course and a big red tractor!
Beware on chilly days as not a lot is under cover.
Rushmere Country Park (Heath & Reach):
Fairy doors… and lots of them! The kids never fail to LOVE it here, knocking for fairies on the little doors hidden in the undergrowth, splashing around in muddy puddles, climbing up the Giant’s chair and generally loving the forest for all the kicking up dirt and sticks it offers!
The great café is also a winner.
Have a wonderful June!
Keep checking http://www.celebratemk.co.uk throughout the month for more articles that are not in the magazine.