The One Where Everyone Went To Roath Park (Country Kids)

Roath Park Lake

When it's sunny, there are three places which the entirety of south Wales flocks to; St. Fagan's, Barry Island and Roath Park. Yesterday, we joined the eleventy billion people also heading to Roath Park, to meet up with my brother and his family. (They weren't going to meet up with him by the way.)

There's a really good reason why it's so popular in the sunshine, the above panorama is just one of them. The boating lake was laden with swans sailing along with open wings, students valiantly attempting the row boats, and mums and dads navigating the flailing oars in the more sensible pedalloes. It's a beautiful sight to behold.

We didn't venture on to the lake, but we did fight for our turns on the swings and slides, scoot around the crowds of urban folk getting their weekly allowance of fresh air dressed rather bravely in Summer dresses or shorts (The Boy only fell of his scooter seven times with one graze to the forehead, and yes he did have his helmet on), and climb some magnificent trees. Has anyone else ever had to queue to climb a tree?!

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The Boy loves spending time with his cousins, and she was so good with him as she let him win at scooting, stood her ground against bigger children in the playground, and showed him where to put his feet when tree climbing!

Hurrah for the Spring!

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  1. says

    ha ha those tree climbing efforts look very familiar to some I have from our day out on Friday! looks a beautiful place i can see why so many people descend there once the sun makes an appearance and how wonderful for the boy to spend some time with his cousins too. x

  2. says

    I'm so glad you stopped by my blog – I love yours! I grew up in Penarth (and my family still live there) so I know all about Roath Park and Barry Island! Love your photos of your son having fun outdoors. LOL about queuing to climb the tree 😀

    • TheBoyAndMe says

      Oh my word, this is all my stomping ground! I love this part of the world, I tried three years in Reading and had to come back home! Are you on twitter?

      • says

        Sadly I married a Londoner so just inside the M25 was as far out as I could get him. I love going down to see my family though. We spend a lot of time at Cosmeston. Yes I'm @ lucinda leo (without the spaces) but I must admit I haven't got up to speed with Twitter yet. It's on my list!

  3. says

    So lovely to see some spring sunshine coming through in the Country Kids posts this week. The Boy is clearly loving having his older cousin to learn from at the park. Older cousins are like older siblings, there is a special bond and huge respect for what they say. Lovely to spend that time together, even if half of Wales came to join you! Lovely photos as always! Thank you for linking up and taking the time to comment on others.

  4. Xandi | The Mummy Scripts says

    Queues to climb tress?! That place is popular! Looks like a wonderful day out, obviously a very good night's sleep after?!


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