Howe Park Wood is a lovely place to take young children for a walk. It’s accessible for buggies although like most woodlands can get muddy during wet weather. I walked my baby boy around the circuit in about 20 minutes although with a toddler would take longer. There’s a good den building area and lots and lots of sticks to collect. There’s a band of frog sculptures to look at. Howe Park Wood Café sells nice cakes and there’s an outdoor seating area which is more or less under cover. What it has been missing is a play area. However one was installed in July 2016. It’s the smallest play play area I’ve come across but it’s very sweet if you have got young toddlers – although only a few could play at once. It consists of a climbing frame with small slide, balance beam and steps.
Parking is free. Definitely visit in late April / May – the bluebells are beautiful. Howe Park Wood is located just off the H7 Chaffron Way opposite the Westcroft District Centre (Morrisons). The postcode given is MK4 3GG although I found it easier to use the one for the shopping centre which is MK4 4DD – the wood is on the other side of the road. Parking is free. There are videos of both the play area and the bluebells on my Youtube channel.
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