Ah, there are lots of reasons for our visit to Churchill playing fields today. First off, we were visiting as part of our local playground challenge, and a fabulous play area it is too. Secondly, we visited to test our new Out ‘n’ About foot muff (review of which you can read here!) but forgot to zip on the top part, so I worried the entire time we were in the park that Noah was cold. And thirdly I wanted to time how it would take to drive there in case we managed to get a place at the nearby nursery for when I go back to work (11 minutes, if you’re wondering!)
So this was a flying visit to the lovely and popular Churchill Playing fields. There is a proper car park, so no need to worry about where to leave the car on residential streets.
It was really cold today, whereas yesterday was very sunny and warm. Vest top to hoodie in 24 hours. The car park is about 50 yards from the playground, but James decided he wanted to ride on the pushchair with Noah. I thought when we got into the playground that he wasn’t going to get off and play, for a moment. But he did, and started climbing on the frames.
We liked the little touches in this park, like the coloured paw prints on the path, and the (apparently new) rope climbing section looked lots of fun, but James is too little at the moment, although he tried to stretch to join in.
He really enjoyed the see saw, of which there are a few in this park. A seesaw is Noah’s new equipment in the park – previously he’s only been on swings. It’s so cute to watch him bounce himself, giggling while he does! I decided it was too cold today to let him have a go.
We will have to go back, because look how fun this slide looks!
And the things like there being a car park, and a dog-free zone, make this a very attractive playground. Also, I hadn’t realised how close we are to a running track – just next door to the playground. I used to run on one in the evenings during my GCSEs, so I’m quite interested in the idea of a few laps every now and again!
We just bought two of the cutest bobble hats, so tomorrow we’ll be ready to explore another park!