Last year we visited Moors Valley Park so much, we very nearly bought one of their annual car park passes to spread the cost of visiting. It’s certainly our favourite place to visit in Dorset and has almost become a second home. The cost of visiting isn’t actually a negative, we only have to pay for the car park if we take a picnic, which is fantastic for a whole day out somewhere fun.
This month I realised I had an opportunity to capture a year of Moors Valley Park. I really enjoy making videos and capturing memories, which is part of the reason we started daily vlogging this year. But I also want to create some special little time capsules inspired by Xanthe’s Year long time capsule course I am currently taking. I’ve begun capturing our visits and will be editing them into a little video in December. It’s a long way off, but already I am excited about having my own mini time capsule of our favourite place.
The weather was perfect on our last visit. There were plenty of puddles for M to jump in, but not too many that we left soaked. The temperature was nice and mild and there were plenty of sticks around for M to enjoy collecting. Although the one below proved somewhat of a challenge. I love watching M’s imagination go through lots of different stages when he’s playing. A stick can be a wand, sword or walking stick, it’s great to discover what he’s playing.
A great spot within Moors Valley Park is GoApe. Clara and I have both visited two different GoApes and have wanted to do this one for a while, but haven’t got round to it yet. But little man has grand ideas about completing the junior course as soon as he is tall enough. This means we have to measure him each time we visit and we were excited to tell him this time that he is so very close.
If you find yourself in Dorset, more to the point, near Verwood or West Moors, we highly recommend a trip to Moors Valley Park. You won’t regret it.