Autumn has finally arrived.  The leaves are falling from the trees and the countryside is full of beautiful bronze and gold tones of the season.  It’s one of our favourite times of the year.  You can’t beat getting wrapped up and venturing out on those crisp autumnal mornings to go exploring.  So when we were asked by Fields in Trust to nominate our favourite park, we accepted, put on our boots and headed out.  Munch loves going to the park and we are blessed to stay within a 40 minute drive of the newly renovated Duthie Park in Aberdeen.

At 44 acres, Duthie Park is set deep in the heart of Aberdeen City and is home to the Winter Gardens, vast green open space, as well as 2 kids play areas, which were recently renovated as part of a lottery funded restoration. Dating back to the 1800’s the park is steeped in history and is still undergoing works to restore some of the original features, such as boating lakes and monuments.  It regularly hosts events for the city and is a real hive of activity whatever the weather.  This is why we have nominated Duthie Park in Fields in Trust’s ‘Best Park’ category.

Duthie Park

This historic park is where Munch prefers to come to play as it has the most magical kids play area, with little woodland huts and toadstool houses to keep their imagination going.

Duthie Park

Duthie Park

Duthie Park

Duthie Park

We can pass away hours playing in the dwarf kitchen, navigating the wooden climbing trail, writing our name in the sand, throwing leaves and sliding down the chutes (of which there are many!)  There is even a zip wire for the dare devils amongst you.  Duthie Park is packed with outdoor fun.

The park offers something for everyone, with rolling lawns for dog lovers, gardens for those with green fingers and ponds where you can practice your boating.  We even saw little bike type cars that you could hire and take around the paths.

Duthie Park truly is a beautiful place to spend an autumn afternoon and only made more magical by its age, so please show your support for it.

You can nominate your favourite park here.  Nominations close on the 4th November 2015 and public voting remains open until 25th November 2015.

Disclosure: This post is in association with Fields In Trust, but opinions are 100% honest.

 

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