Adventures of a Free-From Clothbum Mum!

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We went and had tea with a Gruffalo!


Monkey took a walk through a deep, slightly dark wood.

Monkey saw a whole host of gorgeously-carved Gruffalo sculptures and they were GOOD!

For Father’s Day, we decided to take our lovely little man out to have tea in Thorndon Country Park, down in Brentwood, Essex.

Now, I’m not from this part of the world so I’d never heard of this beautiful place, but I’m so glad that I found out about it.

Thorndon is gorgeous! We had a lovely couple of hours wandering around the relaxing woodland and our little man was unbelievably excited.

The brilliant team there have had some wonderful painted wooden sculptures made of the main characters from the brilliant books by Julia Donaldson.

These are scattered around a toddler-friendly trail (you can buy a map from the visitor’s centre) that took us about 40 minutes whilst walking a leisurely pace and having those typical moments where the toddler walks back on himself, goes to hide in various bushes and has a few little sit downs on the ground!

If you’re local to Thorndon or if you’re around the area visiting, I would really recommend paying a visit. The look of sheer delight and amazement on my little boy’s face made it so worth it and we had one of the best afternoons of his little life so far!

daisytheclothbummum has written this because I feel like sharing! We had a WONDERFUL day and would like to thank all the staff at Thorndon Country Park for creating such a great experience for little ones.

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