111 weeks and 3 days | Our Village Park

A couple of weeks ago, the boys and I went up to our village park for the afternoon.

So very different from the park where we used to live in Marlow. Whatever time of day — or year — we went to Higginson park, it was always heaving. A Mecca for families, it boasts 23 acres of beautiful parkland. It has a huge childrens’ play area and a wide River Thames frontage; which means you can feed the ducks and swans or take a boat down the river. It even has it’s own Costa Coffee. As parks go, it’s definitely up there with the best.

Our little village park is poles apart.

It’s tiny. It has a picnic bench and some play equipment for the children but it’s nowhere near the scale of the park in Marlow.

That said, it’s always fairly quiet and, as a result, the littlies always get to play without the fear of being knocked over by larger children; or have to wait an age to use the play equipment. Which, as village parks go, is fairly extensive! There are swings, see-saws and a roundabout; they’ve even installed a new wooden ‘pirate ship’ with tunnels and a climbing frame with a slide.

So our village park may not boast the impressive features of Higginson park; it may not have a Costa — or a riverside view — but for two little two year olds, who are learning to find their feet and explore the world around them, it’s perfect.









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About Caro Davies

Caro Davies art directed fashion and interiors before leaving the world of design to pursue a career in social media. She can now be found chasing the light — and two small twin boys.

38 thoughts on “111 weeks and 3 days | Our Village Park

  1. What wonderful photos! I preferred smaller parks when my girls were that age. Far harder to lose them in a crowd. Thanks for being such a fabulous cohost. MWAH! #TwinklyTuesday

    1. Yes, I totally agree! The thought of taking them to my old park, whilst they’re so small makes me a little anxious! Much better for them to find their feet in a tiny little park. Thanks SO much for co-hosting Sadia — we’re so happy you’ve joined the #TwinkyTuesday team xx

  2. Such cute boys, and they do look like they love it there, well they wouldn’t know any different would they?! #twinklytuesday

  3. Gosh they are just so beautiful! And that is my absolute favourite Jools Oliver gilet…we had the same one for Zach! Sometimes the simplest things are the best, especially for such little people and especially for you, who has to keep your eyes on both of them! Although I have to say, every park should have a Costa! Thanks for being such a fab host at #TwinklyTuesday and for linking up this super cute post!

  4. It is so often about our attitude and how we view things as opposed to what is actually in front of us. Our children don’t care about the perfect park, they care about being with us, about having adventures and exploring outdoors. Good on you for teaching them that #Twinkly Tuesday

  5. Caro you take such beautiful photos, those colours are wonderful on the boys. It helps you have such gorgeous kids for the photos I think but still. I know what you mean about the smaller park – but I do love a Costa!

  6. Cuteness overload!! These pictures are adorable, I love how they seem to be baffled by the fact you keep taking their picture. My little one gives me that look all the time. Yay for little quiet parks!

  7. Lovely pictures of the boys. There is a lot to be said for them feeling and being safe to explore. I still get anxious when I see bigger children tearing around as the little ones are finding their feet x

    1. Oh Lisa — me too!! There are a couple of soft play centres I take them to and some of the bigger children are so rough with the littlies!! Good job it is ‘soft’ play or else there’d be broken bones! x

  8. Ah I do love Marlow but your village park sounds perfect! I love it when it’s quiet. I take the girls to Waddesdon and it’s perfect when it’s not school holidays. Gorgeous boys, they are so handsome! Xxx

    1. Aah I do too Kat but I spent the whole time we lived there, wishing for a bay to take there!! And then shortly after we moved up here, I was blessed with two! It was lovely going back to Marlow last year, WITH my babies!! :)

  9. Gorgeous photos, I love the light and the expression on the boys faces, they are so adorable and clearly having a lovely time in the new park. thank you for sharing such lovely photos on Country Kids

  10. looks like they’re having a great time we have quite a few parks near us luckily but the one closest to us is a bit tiny half been revamped the other half needs some work but always dead so its brilliant x

  11. Remember when you were a kid and everything seemed SO much bigger than it actually was? That’ll be exactly how the twins see it. To them it’s a massive park.

    Shame there’s no Costa for Mummy though?! ;)

    Stunning photos – your boys are gorgeous.

    Jenna at Tinyfootsteps xx

    1. You are so right!! They probably think it’s the biggest park in the world! I’m sad it doesn’t have a Costa but happy it’s not as hectic as our old park. SO many people — and the play equipment was swarming with children of all ages! Even I used to find it overwhelming sometimes x

  12. They are SO cute :) And look at their little faces. Bless. I love our park too, so quiet and really perfect for my twins. I can let them play safely and they always love going. Enjoy many more trips xx

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