Snowdrops at Welford Park

To be honest I had forgotten about the snowdrops at Welford Park until Annie mentioned it last week.  They are only there for such a short time that if we wanted to see them we would have to be quick.  Which is how we ended up there this week, for the first time in a couple of years.

Welford Park is more famous these days for being the home of the Great British Bake Off tent but for a couple of months before the tent and the production crew arrive visitors flock to see the snowdrop woods appearing.   Signifying that spring is here and that the days will certainly be warmer soon.

 

They are normally open Welford Park for the snowdrops from the end of January to the beginning of March, Wednesday to Sunday.   There is ample parking across the road from the park and they even have marshalls on hand who stop the traffic to allow a safe crossing over to the entrance.   There are clear signs for routes that are suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs, and three different places to get a cuppa or some lunch.  Hint: try the locally reared pork sausages with a jacket potato.

It costs £8 for entry and their are discounts for children and concessions.  All the info is here: Welford Park

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  • It was the first time we d visited Welford so I was a little surprised at how many cars were in the car park when we arrived. Despite being open for just one month each year everything was well set up and organised, and they re obviously used to large numbers of visitors.