A visit to Walsall Arboretum

Earlier this year we had a little bit of a road trip, visiting Peppa Pig World and Geronimo Festival and a couple of places in between. The journey was pretty mammoth so we made regular stops so the little man could stretch his legs. One of these places was Walsall Arboretum, chosen simply by picking a midway point on a map and then using TripAdvisor to find things to do nearby.

walsall-arboretumThe Arboretum is a huge park pretty much in the town centre of Walsall. It opened as a public park in 1874 and was an absolute pleasure to visit. walsall-arboretum-2You can park up in some of the residential streets near the Arboretum but there’s a parking restriction of two hours. We parked up for a little while but quickly realised we’d easily be able to spend longer than two hours there so moved the car to a free car park right at the top of the park where there were no time restrictions. It is quite a walk back down to the main park of the park but all on flat ground so fine for wheelchairs and pushchairs. walsall-arboretum-picnicWe had ourselves a little picnic on one of the large grassed areas within the park. There’s loads of space so plenty of places to sit, even when it’s busy. It was great eating our dinner whilst watching people go by.walsall-aboretum-bridge

wallsall-arboretum-treesThere are loads of routes for walking and exploring. The little man loved wandering through the trees, watching the squirrels and picking up sticks. walsall-arboretum-lookingThe Arboretum is home to masses of open space, the Arboretum Clock Tower, the Boathouse, a 1920’s Bandstand and a former Tea Pavilion.walsall-arboretum-eliThere’s also a large children’s play area and splash pad, a bowling green and a beautiful lake with lots of ducks to feed.walsall-arboretum-play-park

walsall-arboretum-lakeWe thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Walsall Arboretum, we ended up staying for around 4 hours but we could have easily stayed longer. It’s definitely worth a visit if you’re in the area.

 

 

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5 Comments

  1. November 14, 2016 / 7:50 am

    What a great trip. It’s always hard finding good stop off points with fun things to do. Seems you did a great job. We’ve been considering peppa pig world but Lena despises the car and screams most car journeys so not yet I don’t think!

  2. November 15, 2016 / 1:19 am

    This looks perfect for a toddler with all of the Space to run around abdcthr big play area.

    Did you rate peppa pig world? I’d love to take my toddler, but it’s so far away!

    • Cat
      November 16, 2016 / 8:54 pm

      It was fab. If your toddler loves Peppa Pig it’s a must! Just go when it’s warm and when the kids are at school if you can 🙂

  3. November 23, 2016 / 10:07 pm

    Love the photos of the Arboretum, and also of the playground – it looks fab!

  4. November 25, 2016 / 5:32 pm

    What a wonderful way to find somewhere to visit! And it came up trumps, I think. The arboretum looks beautiful. Thanks for hosting #daysoutwithatoddler!!

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