Langley Park is one of our favourite places to visit. It is especially pretty at this time of year with all the rhododendrons in bloom in the Temple Gardens. It’s the perfect place for a walk on a sunny spring afternoon.
Sophie always enjoys deciding on our route through the Temple Gardens. There are so many different paths to choose from, although they mostly seem to lead us to the same spot – the platform which is all that remains of a banqueting pavilion and memorial tower which once stood there. From here, we can see all the way to Windsor Castle. It’s a good spot to stop for a while and enjoy a picnic.
I love all the different colours of the rhododendrons at Langley Park. There is so much colour everywhere. Sophie loves to pick up the fallen blooms from the ground to collect and stick inside her nature book. It’s lovely to watch her running around with armfuls of colourful flowers and to see her delight when she turns the corner and sees more pretty blooms. She loves the “tunnels” that the branches create above her head.
Once we’ve finished exploring the Temple Gardens, it’s time to head to the playground. The playground at Langley Park is one of our favourites. It’s perfect for little ones. Sophie always heads for the swings first, followed by the seesaw. She also loves the wooden train in the middle of the playground – and always insists that Mummy comes aboard too while Sophie drives the train to some imaginary destination.
Finishing off with a trip to the café for some ice-cream always goes down well too!