Awwww Brandon Country Park, how I love thee. In all seasons. Sunday was frosty and T suggested a forest woodland walk. So off we went. 15 minutes away by car and a reasonable £1.50 for 2 hours parking at the weekend. It is such a pleasant plave to spend a few hours or the day. There is a large play area for children near the first car park (gets busy), an overflow car park operates behind the Brandon Park nursing home, the parking machine only works in the main first car park. There is a café which does very tasty scones and tea plus a walled garden with well and wonderful volunteers who keep it looking beautiful. The park has trails for walking and bicycles which are colour coded and maps are available at the information desk. We love walking thru the trees and appearing at the lake. We usually spot dragonflies and then walk down to the open heath with Highland Cattle.
The main car park gets super busy so head up the drive behind Brandon park nursing home and park in the overspill car park. Usually barely any cars there. Only problem is the car park ticket machine doesn’t work so we buy our ticket in the main car park first and then drive up and park. Then we head into the forest that way.
Toilets are at the visitors centre to the rear of the cafe.
There are two play areas. One with a wheelchair accessible swing and a fallen down tree trunk to walk across.
There are usually some great events on. Themed walks and i spy sheets for kids. Then the walled garden searches for insects.
One of my favourite walks is the bat night walk.