When the weather forecast for the bank holiday weekend looks a bit damp and you see one day of dry weather, it almost seems a crime to not take advantage and head out for a walk. I wanted to get out and do something as a family, something that wasn’t too far from home, but wasn’t just the local park again.
After a little research and debate, we agreed on Arley Arboretum, as I’d been wanting to take the girls there for a while. It was a lovely place, parking was easy, especially when I thought it was going to be busy there. We stopped for a quick photo in field on the way in then took a stroll around. There was a beautiful italian garden, tea room, a maze, bluebell walk, play area, and a view over the severn valley railway.
Our first stop was the tea room for a spot of lunch. We were meeting friends, but their new baby meant they were late getting out of the house, which we totally understood. So we finished lunch and headed out to start our walk. Taking in the gardens and bluebells was lovely, we managed to successfully navigate the maze, and spent a little while in the play area before our friends arrived. It was a lovely way to spend an afternoon and I will certainly looking heading back there again soon.