Sunday, 4 September 2011

Jurassic Park

Photos Copyright: Maggie May

"Do you want to come with us to Jurassic Park?" Asked Amber, my oldest granddaughter.
Thinking I might need a safari outfit and a machete, I wondered if my energy levels were up to it, but I thought I might regret it if I turned the opportunity of an exciting excursion.


I had never been there before, but I'd heard about the good times that Amber and Millie had had on their frequent visits to this park.
So I hobbled into Sam's car and off we went.
Granddad definitely wasn't up to going. He is struggling a bit with his chemo and needs to rest as much as possible.


I am glad this creature was only carved out of wood. It rather surprised me by its sudden appearance and looked as though it was about to pounce out of a pit.

The lion and the crocodile that were lurking in the undergrowth too.

This park is pleasantly situated in South Gloucestershire and it is a very pleasant way to spend a Sunday afternoon. As well as the animals, there were swings and balancing frames ...

...high wire rides and a sandpit, as well as a rope bridge to scramble across.
However, I was very glad to be able to sit and watch everything from the comfort of a good park bench and as usual, I was pleased that I had my camera handy.
Yes....... I was very pleased that I had ventured out to Jurassic park.






29 comments:

Formerly known as Frau said...

I'm happy you went too....beautiful pictures! Have a wonderful Sunday!

Jayne said...

How wonderful! So all the creature sculptures are sort of scattered in the long grass? That's brilliant - great for imaginative games. Wishing you all a good Sunday.

Akelamalu said...

My grandchildren would love it there!

mrsnesbitt said...

Aye - a good day out Maggie - did you the world of good. Dxxxx

Expat mum said...

Wow - what a cool place for kids. And grandparents!

Jeni said...

Looks to me like a really nice place to visit!

Retired English Teacher said...

I think this was the perfect spot for a family adventure. And, as Akelamalu said, my grandchildren would love it there also.

Eddie Bluelights said...

Great day out. I had not heard of Jurassic Park - thought at first it was something to do with dinasaurs LOL

Celia said...

Lovely weather and an interesting park, glad to hear you got the wherewithal to go.

Hilary said...

Looks like a fun place. I hope you and your hubby are both feeling well enough to enjoy the next excursion.

Rae said...

I am glad you went and that you enjoyed it, it lokoks great fun and had good weather too

I'll have to see if my twin nephews have been, if not I shall take them (one at a time probably!)

Shammickite said...

What a mervellous park... wish i could have been there too, with my little grandboys!
Where in Gloucestershire?

rosaria said...

What a fun place! I do hope your husband begins to regain his strength soon. You two have had your share of troubles.
Blessings.

Deniz Bevan said...

Thanks for sharing - great photos!

secret agent woman said...

Such a cool park - what kid wouldn't like that?

Nora said...

That looks like a really fun place to go to when you're a kid. I imagine there's all sorts of adventures to be had. Wouldn't it be fun to be a kid all over again and to go there? I'd go on the swings.

XOX

TechnoBabe said...

The pictures are great. So glad you were up to the challenge and you had time with your family. This place looks like a wonderful family park.

ladyfi said...

What a brilliant idea for a park! Wonderful shots too.

Suburbia said...

What a fab place, I've no heard of it, where is it exactly? Looks beautiful blue sky - not like today!

Maggie May said...

EVERYONE..... I'm not really sure exactly where it is but it seems to be adjoining the houses some where in Bradley Stoke. Near there anyway.
Maggie X

Happy Frog and I said...

It looks like an amazing place, I like the look of it a lot, thanks for posting it.

Rose said...

What a fun place! I bet the girls had a great time. Glad there weren't any raptors about, though:)

Wisewebwoman said...

Unexpected pleasures offered by grandchildren.
XO
WWW

Wendy said...

Looks like a fun way to spend a Sunday!
I think I'd be startled by that gorilla face too! Good thing you brought your camera.

Hope Granddad is feeling better.

Ayak said...

What a great place for a kids' day out!

Suldog said...

What an excellent little gem of a park you have there! I wish there was something similar in this area.

Teacher's Pet said...

Maggie....a great park!
And....WONDERFUL photos you took.
What a photographer you are!!!!
Love,
Jackie

Jinksy said...

Came by and read all this the other day, then managed not to leave a comment calling card. I loved the circle of chattering 'poles'...

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

It looks wonderful and I can see why your grandchildren love it. Hadn't heard of it before so thanks for the recommendation Maggie. A x