What a gorgeous sunny day to try the Room on the Broom trail! It’s a 2 mile circular walk around the lake, with a £2 activity pack available to help you along your way!
Distance: 2 miles (9000 children steps!)
Facilities: Toilets, Visitor centre, Play area, Picnic areas, Drinks van, Bike hire. *Cafe set to open Spring 2919!
Access: Nice wide paths suitable for buggies and bikes
Parking: Charges do now apply- check website for current prices. http://www.wakefield.gov.uk/sport-and-leisure/parks-and-countryside/parks/anglers-country-park
We started the trail explaining to our excited three year old the characters to look out for- today she was going round on her bike as we walked behind her. It wasn’t long before we started to spot the wooden carvings- there are metal shapes dotted too for rubbings if you fancy it (there’s a sheet in the activity pack to use- unfortunately we didn’t spot it until we got home :-().
What would a lakeside walk be if not for an opportunity to feed the ducks? Bags of bird seed are available from the Discovery centre for 50p a bag.
There are lots of benches along the way to stop for snacks and to admire the view.
Back at the centre there’s a great playground for children- not a huge amount for toddlers, but a swing and a couple of slides are enough to keep our daughter happy!
The trail was a great chance to keep Jess engaged in being outdoors, she loved spotting characters and thoroughly enjoyed herself! Best of all she completely wore herself out and had a mammoth nap once back at home!!