Deer Spotting at Richmond Park

TGIS. Thank Goodness It’s Spring. Although we still get out and about in the winter, it hasn’t been the same. I’m Californian and I am not used to a lot of rain. And certainly not cold rain. So it has been glorious this past month with the warmer weather and less rain. If we’re not in the garden, we’re at a nearby park or common.
Last weekend, despite the chilly weather and the occasional hail, we went to Richmond Park. I love Richmond Park, and not just because it’s a convenient five-minute drive from my house. Richmond park is huge. It has wide open space, playgrounds, duck ponds, hiking and biking trails, a golf course, a fab cafe and deer. Lots of deer. Richmond Park was originally a deer-hunting park and still has about 650 Red and Fallow deer.
Dubz, who is 22-months old, loved running around aimlessly. Moozles, who is 5 1/2, enjoyed climbing the giant tree trunks. They chased each other and played hide and seek. They also tried chasing some deer. To my horror. 

This visit we went to Pen Ponds so that the kids could see the ducks and the swans. But the next time we visit Richmond Park, we will stay away from the pond. Husband and I had to carry a kicking, screaming Dubz away from wading into the water to be with the ducks. No pictures were taken as our hands were truly full. All in all a fun visit, except for the last 10 minutes of screaming tantrumming craziness. But that’s toddlers, right?  

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall 

16 thoughts on “Deer Spotting at Richmond Park

  1. Lovely 😉 we have sun down here now! Crazy times… we love a bit of nature by the seaside (when mummy can be arsed and isn’t hungover and stuff…) x

  2. This brings back memories for me. We used to live and work very close to Richmond Park too and I remember running it in my lunch hour and taking the family there with a picnic meeting friends at the weekends. I never dreamt then I would own my own deer one day! Looks like you had a lovely day playing in and out of the trees there. Thank you for joining me on Country Kids.

  3. TGIS!! I couldn’t agree more. We’ve been out in the garden most of this week and its been wonderful. We’ve both slept better as a result too. Richmond Park looks like a wonderful place to go.

  4. Richmond Park is wonderful – I love going to the Isabella Plantation for a picnic in the summer too. I grew up in Teddington so Bushy Park was on our doorsteps which of course also has plenty of deer action! (Its quite scary during rutting season!). I’m glad to see that the deer have come out again though, they seem to have been in hiding all winter long! I often drive through Bushy on my way to my parents and JJ is desperate to catch sight of one them!

  5. Normally we only see one or two deer but this was our first time to Pens Ponds and that seems to be where all the deer hang out. We’re still new to the area so haven’t even been to Isabella plantation yet but heard it’s fab.

  6. I must admit I have a policy of avoiding the ponds. They really are very… accessible. Love Richmond Park in general though. The deer are fab (mine try to chase them too).

  7. Haven’t actually been over to Richmond Park with daughter … she’d love the deer so really must add it to the summer bucket list once it actually stops raining! What a wash out of a half term 🙁

    Thanks so much for sharing at #OurLondon – Alice

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