Meg has been asking to go somewhere she can ride her bike for weeks since we moved and we just haven’t had the opportunity to do so. Living on a main road makes me a bit wary of just going for a ride up and down the street; cars whizz so quickly that it makes me nervous to consider her riding out there.
So, with a couple of hours to spare on Sunday evening we headed out to Southport Botanic Gardens to blow off some steam.
The Botanic Gardens are amazing, with a lake running through, a miniature railway, an aviary as well as a play area. I can imagine it gets very busy in summer.
We must have timed it right however, as it was pretty much deserted when we got there. Lovely and peaceful, until of course Meg and Eli arrived!
Eli was quite taken with the swans and reserved all his bread for just them. Ordinary ducks are far too boring apparently.
We even managed to find a sweet little place to stop for a snack, on a carved out dragon.
There were lots of lovely signs of spring too which was so uplifting. Be gone horrible winter weather!