Seeing the rhododendrons at Langley Park

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 standing next to some rhododendrons at Langley Park - "Seeing the rhododendrons at Langley Park"


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.


Sophie picking up fallen rhododendron blooms

Sophie sticking rhododendrons in her nature book


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.


Sophie looking up at the rhododendrons in Langley Park

Sophie sitting on a tree trunk in amongst the rhododendrons at Langley Park


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.


Sophie on the seesaw at Langley Park


Finishing off with a trip to the café for some ice-cream always goes down well too!


Sophie enjoying an ice cream in the cafe at Langley Park


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26 thoughts on “Seeing the rhododendrons at Langley Park

  1. Langley park looks beautiful with all the Rhododendrons out. What a wonderful time of year to visit and I love the sound of all the pathways to choose from all leading to a central point. A nature book is a lovely idea. You have reminded me we haven’t made these in a while here and they are always a fun activity for a walk. Sophie clearly knows just where to go when you visit and I don’t blame her wanting an ice cream at the end, they look very good.

    Thank you for sharing with me on #CountryKids

    1. Thank you Fiona. I love the nature books – the girls have so much fun putting things in them. It’s lovely to look back on them too and remember the days out 🙂

  2. Now’s definitely the perfect time to see rhododendrons! We saw some the other week at Exbury Gardens and these look just as colourful. Sounds like you had a fantastic adventure x #CountryKids

  3. I love it when places have good parks for little ones! I’ve been to too many place recently that are geared to big kids and Robert desperately wants to use them!! I love the rhododendrons and can totally see Robert using them as tunnels too, he’s obsessed! Love the nature books they seem a good idea. #countrykids

    1. It’s hard when the parks are more for the bigger children and the little ones are desperately to join in. The one at Langley Park is perfect for little ones, that’s why we love it so much.

  4. Cant beat ice cream to round off the trip. I am a little gutted as I haven’t managed to visit any of our local gardens for one reason or another and now the rain has come I suspect many of the rhododendrons will be suffering :(. I love all the multi coloured ones. #CountryKids

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