Last weekend we headed to our local country park, Kingsbury Water Park which is located nearby Drayton Manor. It’s a place we’ve visited a few times previously but first time since lockdown. I thought I’d write a little trip report for anyone who’s interested in visiting.
Pre-Booking // Time Slots:
Usually you arrive in your car and pay for parking as you enter. But with the whole COVID-19 situation you now have to pre-book. It has however made it cheaper as well. It’s now £3 for car parking. When you pre book you’ll be given a 3 hour time slot which you can arrive anytime between. We got an early morning one for 9am-12pm. But arrived early as possible.
There’s no markings or signs but it’s very much common sense. Everyone who we encountered followed the social distancing rules the best they could. It’s a big space therefore it’s very easy to keep the 2m away from one another.
Of course, we had took our doggos with us! The country park is very dog friendly. There’s a decent amount of poop bins. But you’ll encounter many other dogs. If your dog is timid around others just have your wits about you. But this is a dog friendly environment.
We had a lovely morning stroll around the park. We walked almost 3 miles all told. It’s very easy to get lost if you’re unsure on the place. But there’s plenty of maps in selected places. I’ll definitely do it again. It’s also a popular location for cycling & jogging. The scenery is beautiful especially nearby the lakes. All in all it was a lovely morning.
What country parks have you visited? Let me know and any recommendations would be very much appreciated.
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