I love joining in with Country Kids each week if I can and one of the things it has inspired me to do is to look for different outdoor spaces to explore. So when a university friend asked me if I wanted to catch up with her in Marlow, I did a quick search for somewhere we could go for a walk afterwards.
Higginson Park is a Green Flag Award-winning park next to the River Thames in Marlow and with 23 acres of space and a large children’s playground, sounded like the perfect place for a sunny afternoon’s walk.
The morning’s fun at soft play with my friend’s little girl had tired Sophie out and true to her usual form, she started off the walk fast asleep in her buggy whilst Jessica enjoyed being able to run about and explore, after stopping for a moment to pose for a photo next to the statue of Sir Steve Redgrave.
There were lots of daisies in the grass and Jessica enjoyed picking some of the ‘Upsy Daisy flowers’ as she calls them. There were also lots of crocuses and Jessica was a bit unimpressed that Mummy wouldn’t let her pick them too!
The view across the river towards Marlow was beautiful and Jessica enjoyed seeing the swans swimming along the river. She was disappointed though that Mummy hadn’t thought to bring anything to feed to them.
Sophie woke up at this point and wanted to get out of the buggy and explore too. It was such a beautiful moment to see them both wandering around, hand in hand and sadly my phone and camera both chose this moment to go completely flat so I couldn’t get any photos of them walking along together.
The children’s playground was a big hit with both the girls – there was so much there for them to explore and Jessica didn’t really know quite where to begin with it all! We stopped off for a cuppa and a cake in the coffee shop next to the playground before we headed home with two tired and happy girls.