We took another trip to our favourite park this weekend with the Grandparents for Princess to enjoy yet more rides on the miniature railway.  We took a slightly different path this visit and discovered a sensory garden we didn’t know existed.  After reading Kate Fever’s guest post on tips for taking photographs this seemed like the perfect place to put some of them into practise.


Princess loved this garden.  It was filled with musical instruments so she could make lots of noise! There were also activities to help with co-ordination which she had a go at, but a little more practise was needed I think!  It was all tucked away amongst the trees so you could call it a secret garden too!


There was such a lot for her to explore, she ran from one activity to the next.  I was having a bit of trouble keeping up with her for some shots.  I’ve ended up with a lot of pictures of the back of her head!  Keeping ahead of her these days is a challenge as she does like her ‘running’.  I strongly resisted the urge to say ‘Look at me and say CHEESE!’ to avoid that forced smile effect Kate talks about.


Daddy had a go with the periscope, sadly I missed the shot of him falling over!  It took us all a while to work out what to do with the woodpeckers.  There was a circle of them and in the middle a set of ropes for you to pull.  Pulling a rope made a woodpecker peck! Such a cute idea!

I cannot believe we missed this garden.  It was amazing, and a lovely place for the family to enjoy exploring together.  Do you have anything like this where you live?



  1. What a lovely ‘secret’ garden full of activities! My kids would love that! Wish there was something similar close to home. #CountryKids

  2. What a lovely sensory garden to have near to you – it looks like you all had a great time. And you’ve got some beautiful photos, very natural 🙂 I’ll have to check out the tips! #countrykids

  3. The garden looks fab! Wish we had things like that around here 🙁 You’ve got some lovely photos there, looks like she had fun 🙂 xx

  4. This looks great, what a lovely activity to have on your doorstep! The music in particular would be a big hit with my two. We don’t have anything as cool as this locally, but there are a few parks a train ride away that do #MagicMoments

  5. What a really fun place! Reminds me of a few parks round my neck of the woods. I love secret gardens where you feel you are the only people in the world. Glad you had lots of fun. I’m looking forward to the Autumn already where these places look even more beautiful! xxx
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  6. Wow.. we have been here bfore with our girls as grandma has a few geocaches out here…. and I have never seen the secret garden…. I shall be on a hunt for it, as its soo close. Thank you. Beautiful photos.

  7. When you can learn a lot and have fun and improve you motor skills then thats awesome in my book! What a nice place =) #countrykids

  8. What a wonderful sensory garden, all the better that it was an unexpected find. I also struggle getting natural shots of my children and end up with lots of the back of their heads #whatsthestory

  9. It’s a great park isn’t it, I think I have a similar post somewhere. The sensory area, park and wood are all just perfect. I think the woodpecker might be new though so we’ll have to have a trip back there soon. #magicmoments

  10. A great find, isn’t it lovely when you discover something new in a place you regularly go? I get lots of photographs of the back of my son’s head too but I eventually learnt to just go with it and some of my favourite pics are the ones where you can’t see his face. #LetKidsBeKids

  11. What a lovely day out and such a fantastic place to explore, It looks quite like a magical sort of world for small children.
    Thanks for linking #LetKidsBeKids

  12. That looks like a lovely sensory garden, there was one where we went on holiday recently and my girls loved it. #letkidsbekids


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