Is there Room on the Broom? A spring day out at Anglers Park

With the weather fairing up and a Sunday with no plans made, this last weekend we decided to head out for the day, and we chose Anglers Park in Wakefield as our destination. Having never been before we’d heard that there was a Room on the Broom inspired trail for the kids and thought that they’d love it, so we headed the half hour down the M1.


With a first stop at the reasonable little cafe for a spot of lunch and some energy the boys first of all wanted to play in the great playground there. Loads of things to climb up, slide down and jump from, NJ is really becoming quite the daredevil whilst J-bubb was really in to climbing up the couple of climbing wall style pieces.


Anglers Park playground, Room on the broom


Then it was about time to go grab our packs from the visitor’s centre and hit the trail!


Room on the broom trail at Anglers Park, Wakefield


The trail takes you around the park’s impressive lake, about 2 miles in circumference, and although the car park was full, it was quite peaceful walking around as we kept our eyes peeled for trail markers, clues and animal tracks. Along the way we ran into all of the characters featured in Julia Donaldson’s brilliant classic tale of a witch and her growing posse of friends riding on her broomstick, fending off a dragon and magically casting the spell that gives them the ride of their lives.


There was, of course, the Witch, her Cat and very tall hat:


Room on the Broom, Anglers Park, Wakefield


There was the dog:


Room on the Broom dog, Anglers Park, Wakefield


The frog:


Room on the Broom Frog, Anglers Park, Wakefield


The dragon, as fierce as can be:


Room on the Broom dragon, Anglers Park, Wakefield


There were letters to collect, in order to make a key phrase from the book:


Room on the Broom letter hunt, Anglers Park, Wakefield


A cauldron, for the spell, Iggetty, Ziggetty, Zaggety, ZOOM!:


Room on the Broom cauldron, Anglers Park, Wakefield


… out rose a truly magnificent broom:


Room on the Broom magnificent broom, Anglers Park, Wakefield


All in all a really great day, topped off, as all good days out should be, with an ice cream!


Ice cream Anglers Park, WakefieldIce Cream Anglers Park, Wakefield
Who’s your favourite character from Room on the Broom?

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