As a born and bred womble there has always been something to do in Wimbledon, but where do you go when you want to escape from the hustle and bustle of the town centre. This raises the question, what to do in Wimbledon? Hopefully the rest of my article will help to answer this question.
Although Wimbledon is a build up area and full of trade, it is also full of green park areas. You have South Park Gardens; a small park located down the broadway. You can also let you toes feel the fresh grass on Wimbledon Common; here you can take a picnic, walk for hours and discover little hidden areas to relax in, the perfect setting for reading an old well loved book – I personally love checking a book out of the library and heading to the common, the smell of fresh woodlands and an old book with freshly brewed coffee is something that cannot be replicated using the Amazon Kindle which I always carry around with me.
Or instead of the common and if you want more activity for yourself or the family, head to Wimbledon park. If it wasn’t for the fact my parents took me home each day I’d have quite happily lived in the tunnel in the sandpit, so long as someone brought me ice cream. If you’re having some “me time” then there are various areas to unwind in. But if you want to take the family then the selection of activities are fantastic. Firstly, parking is free along the park and the train station is a short 5 minute walk away – be sure to get off at Wimbledon Park Station if you get off at main line Wimbledon Station then you will have a good 20 minute walk ahead of you. In the park there are tennis courts, mini golf, a HUGE children’s play area, with sandpit, a cafe for lunch and ice creams and my favourite past time of all… you can hire a boat to take out onto the small lake they have there. It may not be lake size, but it’s too big to be a pond so we will be calling it a lake.
There really is so much to do and it really wont break the bank going there, plus you get the kids off their iPads and being active for once. Just remember the days when you were covered in mud, and how much fun you had THAT is something you cannot buy.
But what I really want to share with you is something I wait for all year round, the gardener for the park always has some of the best flowers and now they are in full bloom and so vibrant and fragrant that it adds to my day of relaxing to have such a colourful setting. So here are some of my favourite blooms at the moment. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. Also… if you know what they are… please tell me.