Rushmere Country Park near Heath and Reach in Bedfordshire is one of our favourite places to go. It’s only about 20 minutes from Milton Keynes, is free to enjoy and costs £2 to park. It’s a large wooded area with fairy doors a plenty. There’s a big metal spider and a giant chair to sit on. There’s a sandy play area as well as a big slide and big swing. So there’s always lots to enjoy for my boys – currently aged 3 and a half and 17 months. So we were delighted to find out that there are new large wooden fairy sculptures to find. We filmed a few of them. The only downside is that you’ll need to go there very soon! Watch the video below and then scroll down for more information.

The new fairy sculptures are free to enjoy, but you can buy a £2 trail guide and ribbon to hang in the tree of wishes. All of the proceeds to towards their appeal to buy the King of the woodland fairies sculpture so he can stay their permanently. We generally take a picnic there but with it being so chilly you might want to have food in the café. Opening times do very so do have a look at their Facebook page for the latest information. We can easily spend a couple of hours walking and playing at the park. If you want to see more pictures of the fairy doors and other sculptures check out my previous previous review of Rushmere Country Park where there is a huge gallery of pictures. The only problem? You need to go really quick! The fairy trail is only there until early January – I don’t have the exact date! If you’re looking for other country parks in or near Milton Keynes to enjoy, have a look at the country parks section of my website.

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I'm Laura, mum of two boys - aged six and four. I started this website at the end of Sept 2015 whilst on maternity leave. I now work four days a week and do this blog late at night once the little boys are sleeping. It's won several awards over the last four years and I continue to run it for free and mostly focus on free, cheap, and good value days out. Do drop me an email if you want to contact me. Don't forget to follow all of our latest adventures on facebook, instagram and twitter and have a look at all of the videos of the places we visit on the Milton Keynes Kids YouTube Channel - subscribe to it for notifications every time I add a new place. And remember... you may been reading this post months after we visited, do check with the destination you're visiting for up to date opening times and prices. If you find this blog useful then please do comment on my posts and leave me a Facebook review - it makes doing this all the more worthwhile.

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