If you're a regular reader you may be aware that one of my favourite places in the whole wide world is Heaton Park. It is a lovely park, in fact the biggest park in Manchester and the largest Municipal park in Europe. I count myself very lucky to live so close to it.
Heaton park has played such a significant part in our family's lives. After my husband and I found out we were expecting our eldest, it was one of the first places we visited. We sat atop a hillside and watched children around us playing, wondering what our little one would be like in years to come. When Ben was born one of our first trips out as family was to visit the Farm to 'show' him the animals. The following year we celebrated our wedding in front of family and friends in the Grade II listed building which is Heaton Hall. I have also taken part in Race for life there over the last two years.
On Bank Holiday Monday the weather wasn't great but in our family we live by the motto, 'there is no such thing as bad weather just unsuitable clothing!' So we got the waterproofs and wellies out and decided to go for a puddle walk and scoot around the park.
After jumping in some rather muddy puddles the weather started to brighten up just as we reached the boating lake.
I love water and find it really calming and relaxing, whether it be the sea, a river or a lake. So when my lovely husband suggested we hire one of the boats on the lake I was ecstatic! I'd been wanting to do this for years but whenever we came on Sunny days it was always so busy, on Monday although it had started to brighten up it as quiet with just two other families out on the lake.
We spent a wonderful 45 minutes rowing around the beautiful lake. I think I have found my new happy place, and at jut £8.50 for 45 minutes it's a happy place I hope to return to very soon.
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