If you go down to the woods …
Nature is gearing up to put on a spectacular display in Middleton Park – the bluebells are flowering.
The leaves started appearing in January and have been growing stronger and denser. Over the last few weeks the first flowers have emerged providing a faint blue wash in the undergrowth that has grown stronger day by day. By the time you read this there will be a beautiful blue carpet in the woods, just as the trees come into leaf. It’s well worth a visit.
If you are not familiar with the park, why not let the Friends of Middleton Park be your guide. They have teamed up with Middleton Railway once again for the annual Bluebell Walks on Sunday 30 April and Monday 1 May.
Meet at the Middleton Railway Park Halt platform at 11:20am, 12:40pm and 2:20pm. Either walk down to Park Halt or come on the Train!
Enjoy a guided stroll to the Park Visitor Centre and Cafe, through the splendour that is the carpet of Bluebells in Middleton woods. The walk will take aproximately 40 mins, and is up and down hill and could be on unsurfaced paths.
It is also a Teddy Bear special weekend at Middleton Railway. Children with a teddy bear travel for free, with the opportunity for all to go for a picnic in Middleton Park.
If your Child doesn’t have a bear with them, they will be charged for a ticket, but will receive a bear for their own.
The railway’s cafe is selling a children’s picnic box consisting of a sandwich, a piece of fruit, a packet of crisps, a cake bar, and a drink. They also include an activity sheet and some crayons.
Day rover tickets: Adults £8, Children £3 (including a bear), Children free if accompanied by a bear. Find full information on the website at www.middletonrailway.org.uk/special-events
Please remember that bluebells are a protected species and it is illegal to pick them.
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