A Welly Walk
There is one thing that we do well in the Two Tiny Hands household and that’s getting outside and going for a walk. This is exactly what we did last week but this time with a twist. We were invited by Wynsors to Brockholes Nature Reserve near Preston to join some other family bloggers for a welly walk.
The point of this is to encourage families to spend more time outside together. We were kindly supplied with a pair of BOGS wellies for the occasion, bright red ones! We arrived bright and early and hung out in the conference centre awaiting for the other bloggers to arrive. The Robot was getting impatient but he really did cope.
We were met by the team at Brockholes and we were given a talk about the centre by a volunteer called Terry. He was really knowledgeable about the place and that really makes a good tour! Brockholes used to be a quarry and many years later it is now a stunning nature reserve. The visitor centre is floating on the water which is pretty cool considering it looks like a lump of concrete.
We were taken on a walk around the Meadow Trail where we got to see the River Ribble and a great view over the nature reserve. It truly is a lovely place teaming with natural wildlife. Walking with other bloggers and their families meant it wasn’t our usual walking pace. It did however give us an insight in what life will be like when the Robot wants to walk everywhere!!
We finished our walk off by visiting the park. The slide was the biggest hit for the Robot and he was content sliding again and again. He is a daredevil in the making and thinks nothing of going head first down slides. There is a lot of park to explore with what looks like a bit of a low ropes course, perfect for bigger kids.
After the walk we got to have lunch together. Buffet style! We had certainly worked up an appetite for this! The conference centre is surrounded by big windows overlooking the reserve. It feels like you are in the lake. It’s very surreal watching ducks swim by over lunch.
If you live near Preston then I would highly recommend going to Brockholes. We only saw a small part and will be going back to explore again another day. Thank you Lancashire Wildlife Trust for having us.
We did receive a pair of BOGs wellies for the purpose of this walk. They are incredibly comfy and perfect for the coming season. I’ve always been a walking boot kind of girl but think I might be a bit of a welly convert this year.
As said we received these wellies for the walk. All opinions are my own.