Last weekend we brushed off the winter cobwebs and went on a long over-due Sunday walk in Windsor Great Park. We didn’t get out much in January and we’ve pledged to continue to go on lovely family walks, especially to new parks.
We’ve not been to Windsor Great Park before and it’s vast! There are a couple of large car parks and we decided to park in the one which had the Visitor Centre in, Virginia Water Lake. The boys took some stale bread along and we stood to feed the ducks for a while before walking around the lake, weaving in and out of trees, collecting sticks and walking through ditches of mud.
Windsor Great Park is full of so many hidden gems. There are apparently 4,800 acres of parkland to explore, which is bursting with Royal history, ancient forests and an abundance of wildlife and flowers. As the weather gets better and we get knee deep into Spring, we plan to re-visit and check out the landscaped Saville Garden which is apparently very beautiful. We’d also like to find the Long Walk and Deer Park, which is an impressive 3 mile long tree-lined avenue!
After a couple of hours roaming much of the south of the park (Virginia Water), we went into the Visitors centre for some lunch and to peruse around the shop that is stocked with everything from plants, homewares, gift, toys and fresh produce. There are a variety of food choices, including freshly baked cakes and treats, to wood fired pizzas and hearty lunches for when you’ve got a family to feed following park adventures!
If you’re looking for somewhere beautiful to go during the half term with the family, head out to Windsor for stunning scenery and plenty to explore. You won’t be disappointed.
Windsor Great Park… until next time….
visit their website HERE for further visitor information.
by Laura x