FINDING somewhere to teach your kids to ride a bike can be tricky in London and its surrounds. But Brooklands park on the Weybridge/Byfleet border is the perfect day out / learn-to-ride location. What used to be a plane runway (close to the ex-British Aerospace factory, which is now home to the quirky Brooklands transport museum complete with half a Concorde), was – a few years ago – converted to what my family calls ‘the scooter park’ – endless tracks and pathways perfect for unrestricted cycling for kids and adults. My little ones both learned to ride here – aged 5 and 3 – in the space of a day (although balance bikes were involved before that), and it’s still our go-to for a half day’s riding… Plus it’s totally free…
*Brooklands Community Park, Sopwith Drive, Weybridge, KT13 0YU.
The animal and vegetable pieces fit together to make a framework that can stimulate the imagination of old and young. The opportunities are countless and the limits unlimited in this enchanted world. 6 pages. Dimensions 32cm w x d x 16h
by Jenny Dalton NINA TOLSTRUP of London-based Studiomama makes us lots of things actually. Inspired, for one. A wee bit envious for two. And amazed at the really cool furniture and accessories from scrap wood that she fashions. Not to mention her incredible architectural forays – such as the children’s play house / bedroom, featured here, […]
By Jo Middleton REBECCA COBB IS a writer and illustrator of evocative, drawerly images whose latest book for children – Lunchtime – tells the story of a young girl sharing her dinner with a strange assortment of animals. Rebecca’s previous children’s book, Missing Mummy, deals with the subject of chid bereavement [extraordinary funeral image left […]
Posted 31 May 2012 in Books