We’ve shortlisted some of our favourite walks to do with the kids – perfect for these stunning autumn days….
Take a walk around Chipstead Lake, there are open fields and little alcoves where you can dip your toe in or throw sticks, watch the ducks or even the sailing. It’s beautiful there and on the way back you can stop at The Bricklayers for some crisps and juice – if the weather is nice, why not sit outside on the green and look across the lake.
For little legs, you can take a wander through Riverhead parkland. If you’re lucky you might spot a pair of lions, a dragon and even a giant. Finish your walk by performing on the natural stage – we judged some wonderful ‘Strictly’ renditions!
You can park your car at Lullingstone for £2 for a whole day – the walk is peppered with fun things to do and climb, like zip wires and rope swings. There’s also a stream you can follow to Lullingstone Castle. The cafe is very reasonable if you want to stop for a quick lunch after or why not take a picnic and enjoy this beautiful autumnal weather…
Another firm favourite is Dunorlan Park, perfect for scootering due to the wide footpaths. You can feed the ducks, watch the boats and enjoy an ice cream in the sunshine. Again the cafe there is very reasonable and offers tasty home-made soup and jacket potatoes.
Haysden is another great park for scootering or cycling. You can walk around the lake or even through to Tonbridge Park where you can explore the Castle ruins. There are a whole host of cafes to choose from if you fancy a cuppa after (we particularly like The Old Fire Station & Basils)
Or how about making some autumn tea lights… forage for colourful leaves in Dibden Woods (just off Britains Lane), raid the recycling bag for nice jam jars, grab some battery tea lights and you can have yourself some autumn lighting…