Wednesday, 8 October 2008

Norfolk Heritage Park

We woke up to a beautiful day today and it was a lot warmer than it has been for some time. This is good news on a Wednesday as J and I have to wait in the park whilst D has his Spanish lesson.

As we were there early, J took D to see his den. This is the view near to where it is. It is so relaxing sat listening to the water flowing over the rocks.In his lesson today, D did numbers from 10-20 and also some more animals.

J and I tried to find some blackberries but we were only successful in finding a handful. This year doesn't seem to have been a good year for them.

Once D had finished his lesson, we took the tram and went to find Norfolk Heritage Park. We were going to make the most of the weather today.

This is what we found in the adventure playground. They were in plentiful supply. We think they are young puff balls, but we are waiting to check them out. We had a problem getting onto the web site tonight.

After an hour or so in the adventure playground, we went for a walk through the park on our way to getting the tram home.

Apparently this archway is the remains of the Pavilion Tea Rooms built in 1910 to celebrate the park being given to the City of Sheffield by the Duke of Norfolk. This park was the first park in the country to be open freely to the public.

Just through the archway, D found this on the path. It depicts a tree and birds, animals and butterflies. The date is 1848 - 1999, but we haven't worked out what it is commemorating.

There is a bench just next to this, and it gives a perfect view of the city. It is a perfect spot to see the hills that surround Sheffield and the city nestled in the valley.
This avenue of lime trees were planted in 1841. It is staggering to think of how old these trees are and the stories they could tell.
Of course, no day out is complete without spoils. These are just a few of the things D picked up and brought home. Some of them are going to be used to make some art work, so watch this space.

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