We all know the phrase “There’s no bad weather, only inappropriate clothing.” Well with this in mind on Saturday (a dry but cold day), I decided we needed to get out of the house for a few hours. We wrapped up warm and headed off to Tittesworth water, near Leek (more information can be found here). We’d never been before but I kept hearing about how good it was for kids.
We arrived after lunch and paid for 2 hours parking (£2.50 or £4.70 for all day). We started by letting F play on the park for a little while. The park is really big and has something for all ages. F explored for a little while and even E enjoyed a turn on the swings. It was cold though so we didn’t stand around too long, especially as F wasn’t as happy to play as she usually is (too cold?).
We headed off on the short (1.5 mile) buggy friendly walk. There is also a longer 5 mile walk if you have older children or baby wear. The route was very pram friendly and perfect for little legs too. It’s mostly flat with only one small hill. There were a few bridges which F loves and even a den building area. There is a river running through parts of the site and part of the walk is near the reservoir. The short walk also does a loop of a forested area where we tried to entertain F with Gruffalo and bear hunting (this usually helps but not today).
It was a lovely walk or at least it would have been if F hadn’t fallen in mud half way round and spent the rest of the walk crying. Funnily enough she cheered straight up when we entered the cafe. The cafe is a lovely modern, bright and airy room. It’s in the visitors center which has toilets, baby changing, an information area on tittesworth water and also water saving, as well as a shop which was mostly selling toys (lovely wooden ones too) and kids books.
There are also plenty of benches for picnics (F loves a picnic) and even a barbecue area. The reservoir is also home to a lot of geese which F enjoyed waving at. We’ll definitely visit tittesworth water again when the weather warms up. Hopefully next time it will be more successful.
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