Play Day in Richmond Park

by Hannah

On Wednesday I had the pleasure in attending one of the National Play Days sponsored by Savlon and hosted by Donna from Not Yet a Yummy Mummy. Donna organised the day perfectly, even though she will deny this and it was lovely to meet up with a couple of her friends along with Bianca from Richmond Mummy and Sarah from Sarah’s Superfluous Thoughts. We couldn’t have asked for a more glorious day and having never visited Richmond Park before I was amazed by the sheer size and beauty of it. What a wonderful part of the country it is to live in and even more so when you live close by (like Donna and Bianca).

I blogged previously about the Play Day here and we basically wanted to just have some outdoor fun with our children. The children had various toys to keep them amused including a tent and tunnel, a ball pit, balls, a dolls buggy (a massive hit), various inflatable toys, crayons and most importantly each other! They happily played with all that was provided but what was lovely to see was how they all played in harmony and were happy to just wander round looking at the surroundings. We were also quite set back from the adjacent road so it was an extremely safe environment for them.

We all enjoyed a picnic lunch whilst enjoying the great outdoors. We all discussed how easy it is for people to visit their local park and make use of the amenities. The parking in Richmond Park is free and that makes it perfect for a low cost family day out. There are so many places you visit nowadays that charge extortionate rates, making family fun that little bit harder to achieve. They say the best things in life are free and I have to agree. It has certainly encouraged me to make the most of the great outdoors this summer and enjoy what nature has to offer.

Here are a few pictures rounding up the day, I was shattered when I eventually got home (mainly due to the heat) but it was a great day and I came home armed with lots of Savlon goodies!

Not Yet a Yummy Mummy showing off her bump whilst using her new Flipcam
Richmond Mummy and her beautiful daughter
Beastie enjoying the ball pit
William and Beastie – Firm friends on their first meeting
The ‘bag’ we all wanted from Pink Lining
Part of the many wildlife roaming around
Time out in the tent ‘just us boys


would like to be ayummy mummy 6th August 2011 - 1:56 pm

Looks like you all had a very nice day, I would have loved to have joined in. maybe next year xxx

notyetayummymummy 6th August 2011 - 2:47 pm

Oh what a lovely post and gorgeous photos. The boys really did get on well didn't they? Hopefully they'll get to play outdoors together again soon x

NewMumOnline 6th August 2011 - 6:38 pm

I would have really loved to have joined you. I know you probably think of Aaron as younger but he is walking (and running) and the height of a 2 year old – only speech (or lack of it) gives him away xxx

Mummyandthebeastie 6th August 2011 - 7:05 pm

They did get on well and it was so nice to see, as I said well done Donna, a great day 🙂 xx

Mummyandthebeastie 6th August 2011 - 7:08 pm

Hey Liska, you would have been more than welcome! Donna and I blogged about it and invited people via twitter to see if anyone would be interested. It didn't matter how old the little ones were, we had a couple of little girls aged 5 months. We shall have to arrange something else?

Ps. Are you going to the Vtech event this week? xx

NewMumOnline 6th August 2011 - 9:07 pm

Sadly not been invited 🙁

mummydaddyme 7th August 2011 - 9:05 pm

Looks like a lovely day and was a shame that we couldn't make it in the end. Bloody mother in law! x

Richmond Mummy 8th August 2011 - 3:59 pm

Lovely post about a lovely day, great meeting you and the Beastie – look forward to the next time xx


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