A cycle ride at Moors Valley Country Park

After spending the days since Christmas Day eating leftovers and having relatives to visit, we decided that it was time for some fresh air.

After a quick check of the weather yesterday morning to see that Friday was going to be a washout, we decided to get wrapped up in our new scarves and gloves to take TJ for a spin on his new bike around Moors Valley Country Park.

When we got there, the car park was full of people with the same idea as us. We headed straight for the cycle hire to get bikes for us so that we could cycle round with TJ – something we’ve never done before.

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RSPB Nature Reserve – Arne

One of the best discoveries we have made since moving to Dorset is the stunning RSPB Nature Reserve at Arne.  On site, there is a small RSPB office where you can sign up to a range of membership deals if you so wish. If you decide not to join the RSPB, car parking costs £2.50 for 2 hours and £5 for over 2 hours. I would say that 2 hours isn’t really long enough to fully appreciate the beautiful surroundings so would recommend the £5 option.

There are a number of different routes you can take through the reserve. We tend to take the red route as it is the quickest way through the forest. On the way, you are greeted with some lovely natural play areas which our little boy loves to explore.

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