Yet another spontaneous day out, which as usual is the best kind of day.
Usual errands done in the morning, then a quick call to mum to find out she was round the corner from me. A quick “Fancy going to Richmond Park for coffee” done the trick – Caffeine is a great bargaining tool between us two. After a quick 10 minute drive we were in Richmond park. I love it there and also that it is so close to home, definitely a lot closer than my day out in Ashdown Forest
All parked up we wandered to Pembroke Lodge, grabbed our coffees and cherry scones and sat outside. It was beautiful weather and a wedding in the rooms next to us. The view was perfect. Considering we are in Richmond with Kingston a short 15 minute drive away, we couldn’t see any evidence of the town. Just pure bliss.
After taking in the views and fuelled up with sugar and caffeine we went for a short stroll around the flower gardens which was beautiful as all are currently in full bloom; definitely worth going there if you have a chance. As usual there were lots of families making the most of of the day, with picnics, games, kite flying and enjoying lots of ice cream… apparently I am too old for that!
In the middle of the flowers there is a small seating area which looks out towards the front of Pembroke Lodge. There is a little fountain for the birds and plenty of space to get comfortable and a great little stop off if you get tired from walking.
After a few hours, we decided to head back home for more coffee, but on the way out we saw a stag trying to hide but I snapped him up! I didn’t stay long enough to get the zoom on my camera sorted as god forbid he run at us, but it’s close enough and you can see him. This also confirms why we call it Richmond Deer Park
If you do live in the London then get in the car, on a train or on your bike and head to the park for the day. It’s a great day out and most of all it’s free with free parking.