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You may have heard that I am incapacitated at the moment! I have a broken shoulder and will be in sling for quite a while meaning I can't drive to all our favourite places.

𝗦𝗼 𝗵𝗼𝘄 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗵𝗲𝗹𝗽?

Last year I featured some '𝗥𝗲𝗮𝗱𝗲𝗿 𝗥𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗺𝗲𝗻𝗱𝘀' posts and I would love to continue with this this summer. 𝗪𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗹𝗶𝗸𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗯𝗲 𝗮 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗯𝘂𝘁𝗼𝗿?

We all love finding out about places from other parents as it’s a true reflection on the venue or attraction. If you have visited somewhere recently and had a lovely day out or found somewhere new to you that you'd be happy to share, send me a message and let me know a little bit about it.

  • 𝙬𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙚 𝙙𝙞𝙙 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙜𝙤?
  • 𝙬𝙖𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙚 𝙛𝙧𝙚𝙚 𝙥𝙖𝙧𝙠𝙞𝙣𝙜/𝙬𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙬𝙚𝙧𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙘𝙝𝙖𝙧𝙜𝙚𝙨?
  • 𝙬𝙖𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙚 𝙖 𝙘𝙖𝙛𝙚/𝙩𝙖𝙠𝙚𝙖𝙬𝙖𝙮 𝙛𝙤𝙤𝙙 𝙤𝙥𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣?
  • 𝙬𝙖𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙚 𝙨𝙤𝙢𝙚𝙬𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙚 𝙩𝙤 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙖 𝙥𝙞𝙘𝙣𝙞𝙘?
  • 𝙥𝙪𝙗𝙡𝙞𝙘 𝙩𝙤𝙞𝙡𝙚𝙩𝙨?
  • 𝙬𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙙𝙞𝙙 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙡𝙤𝙫𝙚?

If you are happy to share a couple of photos too that would be great. I will post about your outing and credit you!


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It's that time of year when the bluebells are in full bloom. They don't last for long so if you want to go and see them, take some photos and enjoy the woodland, we have some suggestions for you.

  • Warley Place Nature Reserve, Brentwood CM14 5LN - free parking but the car park is very small.
  • Hartswood, King George’s Park, Brentwood CM14 5AE - free parking.
  • South Weald Country Park, Brentwood CM14 5QS - park by the cricket pitch enter woods on the left, pay for parking via app or at machines.
  • Franks Wood, Cranham Brickfields, Upminster  RM14 1HR - park at Sunnycroft Gardens and walk straight past the play area and into the woods. Follow the path and turn left. Free parking but car park very small.
  • Cely Woods, Aveley RM14 2TF
  • Hanningfield Reservoir, Billericay CM11 1WT.
  • Larch Wood at Bedford Park, Havering atta Bower RM4 1QH - walk down the hill with the play area behind you and car park on your right. Enter Larch Wood and turn left. Parking is free.
  • Norsey Woods, Billericay CM11 1HA
  • The Manor Nature Reserve, Harold Hill RM3 9XR - small free carpark.
  • Belhus Woods, Aveley RM15 4XJ - pay for parking via app or at machines on site.

**Please be careful while you are out not to trample, sit or walk on the bluebells as they damage very easily and this affects their ability to rebloom. They can take between 4 and 6 years to rebloom again. Stick to the paths and clearings! 
**Please don't pick the flowers as Native English Bluebells are a protected species.

If you know of somewhere else in the local area where you can see bluebells contact us and we will add it to our list.


26th March 2022-03-26 2022-09-04 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 4th September
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeKnebworth House, Knebworth

28th April 2022-04-28 2022-05-21 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 21st May
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeQueen's Theatre Hornchurch, Hornchurch

21st May 2022-05-21 2022-05-21 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeQueens Theatre Hornchurch, Hornchurch

21st May 2022-05-21 2022-05-22 https://schema.org/EventScheduled - 22nd May
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeLevel 2, The Mercury Shopping Centre, Romford

22nd May 2022-05-22 2022-05-22 https://schema.org/EventScheduled
https://schema.org/OfflineEventAttendanceModeLodge Farm Park, Romford

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