Just before we went back to school I met up with my sister and niece at the lovely Sherwood Pines. It was a beautiful autumnal afternoon with the sun peeking through the trees. We parked up (Â£4 for the day- and actually buying it on a Friday gave us parking till the Sunday night!) and made our way to the picnic area to get set up! As soon as you arrive you get the “chilled out” feeling that only nature can give you. The park is next to Sherwood Forest Center Parks and it reminds me of there lots. The main reason for going to Sherwood Pines is for the cycling routes although some people just go for the playarea or nature walks. It is also the location for Go Ape.
We made a spontaneous decision to hireÂ Â bikesÂ not really thinking what we would do or where we would go! Anyway I got a bike with a buggy thing on the bag for the 2 boys to sit in as, although both can ride bikes, it would be a very slow process! They loved the idea of being strapped in and pulled along like little kings. The bikes cost Â£7 each for a adult bike and it was Â£6 for the buggy.
We set off on the 3 mile family trail (green). There is also a 10 mile red route for the super fit! If you have a buggy on the back you can only go on the family trail but that suited us fine. My sister and niece had a go at pulling the boys in their buggy as although the hills were gentle I was very unfit!
It was a beautiful ride through the forest and I would highly recommend it to anyone. It took us about an hour to complete and was just about right to be honest. The boys were getting twitchy in their buggy and we were ready for a cuppa!
On our return we headed to the fantastic play area which kept the boys amused for ages – a huge sandpit with wooden houses featuring rope climbing walls, slides, buckets etc plus a tree top walkway. Loads of fun for all!
I think next time we will go with Daddy and get seats for the back of each bike so he can share the weight!