Friday, 29 April 2011

Bluebells at Trosley

Our first free weekend has been quite a success if I do say so myself . . . we packed the family in the car and headed for Trosley Country Park.

Just outside Vigo, the park is great if you fancy a walk but have a pushchair or a little one who isn't too keen on hill walking! 

Its very flat path has woods on either side for children to explore, and a trim trail which helps to keep everyone moving along (my four-year-old couldn't wait to try out the next exercise. . .) 

A second track seemed a bit more challenging - we didn't try it this time - our pushchair is not an off-roader! 

The really beautiful views across the North Downs and hundreds of bluebells made it a great spring day out.

The visitors' centre is being rebuilt, although there is a refreshment van and loos with baby-changing facilities if you need them. 

Car parking: Monday - Friday £1.50 / Weekends and bank holidays £2.00

Opening times: 9am - dusk / 9pm whichever is earlier 

Thursday, 28 April 2011

Free pass at the ready

Ok, so it's not a real free pass, but over the next few months I will be trying out some of the best (and possibly worst) free things Kent has to offer.

The only things I'll put my hand in my pocket for are parking and travel - and even those pretty begrudgingly to be honest.

Yes I will be doing what I do best: resisting the temptation to spend, and dragging my poor family along for the ride.

And then I'm going to tell you all about it so you can try them out for yourselves.

Having a good time shouldn't cost a fortune, let's see if I can prove it!


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