A postcard from… Staunton Country Park, Hampshire (February 2017)

Images taken at Staunton Country Park, Hampshire. February 2017.

We enjoyed a lovely day out at Staunton Country Park, one of Hampshire’s Top Attractions. This isn’t too far from home, but somewhere we’d never visited before. After the recent unsettled weather, it really felt like spring was beginning; the sun was shining, daffodils were in bloom and farm babies were arriving! It was lovely to see all the newborn lambs, with one of them only just appearing to find its feet and stumble around the barn. There was a range of other animals to see on the farm, including; goats, llamas, pigs and shetland ponies. Animal feed could be purchased and there were hand washing stations dotted around the farm area.

We all had fun in the maze and the kids loved calling to each other through the speakers. It was a big enough maze to entertain little ones, but small enough not to have to worry about them getting too lost! The spring flowers were just beginning to bloom in the walled garden, but we were a little early to see this in its full glory – we’ll have to make a trip back in summer as I imagine it will look amazing in full bloom. There were some fun wooden activity boards to keep children amused when walking around the garden. We also enjoyed seeing the naturalist garden, where old wellies had been used as planters (love this idea!) and there was a hide to view a small pond area and the field beyond.

We headed over to the parkland to have a go at a spot of orienteering (a map can be picked up from the visitor centre) and enjoyed a peaceful stroll around the lake, where we saw ducks, seagulls and even some frogspawn. It was a beautiful area with some really interesting sights, such as a Chinese bridge and some incredible wooden carvings of a sleeping giant and a dragon in a tower.

As it was half term, it did get very busy so we avoided the play area by the farm, but the kids didn’t mind as there was so much more to see and do. We’ll definitely return in the summer, I’m looking forward to seeing the walled garden again and taking many more photos!

 

 

We enjoyed a complimentary visit for the purpose of this post.

 

 

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14 thoughts on “A postcard from… Staunton Country Park, Hampshire (February 2017)

  • February 25, 2017 at 12:24 am
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    Aw the little baby lambs are adorable. They are Jacobs which are the same as ours, though we are still waiting for our first of the season, they are due March to May. It does sound like a great place to visit with some interesting animals and lots of park space to run around too. Your photos look wonderfully spring like, it makes me full of hope for the season just beginning.

    Thank you for sharing with me on #CountryKids

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  • February 25, 2017 at 9:14 am
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    What gorgeous photos, it looks like a fabulous place to visit. I bet it will look even more beautiful in the summer. I love the welly planters, I have some old wellies that would look good recycled like this.
    #CountryKids

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  • February 25, 2017 at 11:04 pm
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    Looks like a lovely place. I love the mix and brightness of your photos. #countrykids

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  • February 26, 2017 at 12:37 pm
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    We lived near here when we lived in the UK and always loved going there. So beautiful and lots of space to explore #countrykidsfun

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  • February 26, 2017 at 8:25 pm
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    Lovely photos and a beautiful place to go exploring inner whatever the weather. I wish I lived nearer so we could play in the maze too! You’ve inspired me to pop to the farm in the morning now to see if there are any newborns!! #coontrykids

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  • February 27, 2017 at 4:05 pm
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    Staunton is a lovely farm. We used to live very close by so your post caught my eye. It’s looking lovely in the Spring. We’ll have to try to visit again when we are next in the area #countrykids

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  • February 28, 2017 at 2:51 pm
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    Looks and reads like a great place to visit. Thanks for sharing on #CountryKids

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  • March 1, 2017 at 9:27 am
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    Beautiful photos. It’s a long time since I last visited Staunton Country Park – another place I need to take my girls to when we are visiting family. I remember the walled garden being very pretty. Sounds like you had a lovely day out 🙂 #countrykids

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  • March 1, 2017 at 7:48 pm
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    Looks like a lovely place to explore. I love spring, I’m taking my little boy to see some lambs tomorrow, can’t wait! #CountryKids

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  • March 8, 2017 at 2:14 pm
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    This looks like a lovely place to visit!

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