Park Sabbath - Buns & Roses have a picnic in Roundhay Park

Monday, 20 August 2012 § 0

Summer is finally here - well sort of!  It was certainly warm today and we met up outside the Mansion and were hopeful of good weather.  Unfortunately, after just 30 minutes of knitting, nattering and enjoying the company of Otto (Susan's gorgeous schnauzer!) the rain was a bit too persistent so we headed over to the bandstand to continue our picnic.  There was a nice mix of us there including members, non-members, boys and even a lovely dog and little Alex.

Otto particularly enjoyed the picnic and got rather a lot of treats!  Roundhay Park is lovely and we learned from iPhone googling that it is one of the largest parks in Europe with over 700 acres (2.8 km2) of parkland, lakes, woodland and gardens and is owned by Leeds City Council.  The "Roundhay by the Sea" weekend was on while we were there with lots of fair rides and noise - we opted to stroll over to Tropical World after playing Twister in the bandstand!

Tropical World was even more muggy and humid than our British summertime and we saw lots of butterflies, tropical birds, lizards, rats and meercats!  (Zoe was pleased to see the meercats!).  It's only £3.30 for an adult and children under 5 go free so it's a great day out for a family with children or grown ups!
We had lots of fun even if the weather wasn't perfect and look forward to our next Buns & Roses social event.

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