It's not very often anymore that I get to spend some real quality time with my friends, so when we arrange something we try to make it a little special. We don't live in the nicest of cities, which was the main reason I was so desperate to pass my driving test last year. I suggested a trip up to Lancaster, the city I spent seven years growing up in, and specifically a little visit to Williamson Park. If you're from the area, it's probably pretty doubtful you haven't at least heard of this place, if not visited yourself.
It was always one of my favourite places to visit as a teenager, although perhaps not for the right reasons (I spent more of my time naughtily having an underage drink there than admiring the views), and I appreciate it a lot more now I'm older. It has the beautiful Ashton Memorial, stunning grounds with a few different walks to go on, as well as a butterfly house and small animal rooms.
I took Ada because she is a little obsessed with trees, any time we walk under some her little face lights up so much, she honestly looks so amazed by it all! So I knew she'd love the nature aspect of it all, but she was even having a good look at all the little animals and bugs there were too.
And of course, the blogger in me couldn't resist snapping some of the flowers and pretty shrubs I saw, although this is a bit restrained compared to how many I actually took! Followed by a quick trip into town, a spot of lunch in Roots Vegetarian Cafe, and a quick trip to Lush for some bubble bars and Atkinson & Co for some coffee beans, I'd say it was the perfect day!
Have you ever visited Williamson Park?