Last weekend we visited Welford Park, on the recommendation of our good friend and blogging chum Victoria from Southbourne Gardens, who had told us about the snowdrop woods there. Welford Park is at Newbury, Berkshire, which is an hour’s drive from us, so we packed a picnic and set off. When we arrived we instantly saw why Victoria rated the place so highly.
There are small shelters positioned around the woods, which make the perfect spot to stop and whip out a thermos. They also double up as ‘Hiding from Mummy’ dens as I discovered, honestly there’s only so many times that I can look surprised.
There’s also a lovely nature walk on the grounds, perfect for children who have just about have enough of you stopping to take photographs of snowdrops…
Opening times and dates: Welford Park is open Wednesday – Sunday from 11am – 4pm until 1st March – so February Half Term is the perfect time to visit.
Cost of entry: Entry is priced at just £6 for adults, £1 for children over 4 years and under 4’s free, Welford Park offers a cheap day out – although I’d recommend taking extra for their smashing tea rooms.
Parking at Welford Park: There’s ample parking and attendants to help people across the lane from the car park to the entrance and they are only too happy to stop and chat and tell you about the Parks history. There’s a separate car park for disabled visitors which is situated slightly closer to the entrance. Both are clearly signposted.
Getting there: I popped the address, Welford Park, Newbury RG20 8HU, into my SatNav and it directed us there with no troubles. You’ll start seeing signs for the Snowdrop Gardens when you are nearly there, it’s well sign posted.