Travelling with a baby
50 minutes drive from London busy scene, Coworth Park gardens are a green oasis of calm. Sculptures are spread around the property, bringing arty dreamy vibes to the pretty groomed lands. Quintessentially English and pastoral, the parkland is also a prime attraction for polo and croquet, royal family included. Part of the Dorchester collection, the hotel is luxurious and has impeccable service, which makes Coworth Park afternoon tea and /or Sunday lunch glorious and zen – an exquisite day out for the whole family.
On this occassion when our friends organised a gorgeous birthday for their son, we decided it was a good opportunity to arrive earlier with our 2 cheeky monkeys, explore the grounds and the beautiful 17th century mansion and indulge in a sunny lunch.
The plan worked to perfection, our kids (born natural explorers) wondered and ran around the lake with ducks and ducklings, flowers, plants and pretty fountains. A very young man had his early lunch and thereafter settled for his afternoon nap, leaving us to enjoy the conversations & sun over glasses of Sancerre, steak and salads. The other young man loved Coworth terrace and the fish & chips, but unsurprisingly rushed to the kids club as soon as the party started.
We joined our friends for Coworth Park afternoon tea – champagne, little sandwiches and gorgeous goodies. A lovely afternoon parents catching up and indulging in child free time in the glamorous drawing room and the conservatory; we even got to enjoy the resident pianist.
The kids must have had the times of their lives (we judge from pictures!) treasure hunting, tshirt painting, cake baking etc kidsclub & around. We joined them for cake and Spiderman pictures after many bubbles – this has been one delightfully Zen 4 years birthday party.
Will be back soon for horse riding and more lunching and wining, Coworth Park is truly a gem.