Verulamium Park - St Albans
The stay at home order has been lifted and we can finally see our family, outside. It has been six months since we have seen our sister, brother in law and two year old niece and we couldn’t wait! We always try to meet half way and, after seeing reviews about the new playground, I was desperate to go to Verulamium Park in St Albans. It certainly didn’t disappoint.
I have been to the park several times, when visiting the Verulamium Museum on school trips and it has always been lovely! This park has it all, a splash park in the summer, sports facilities, a paid mini golf and trampoline park, a cafe, toilets, a riverside walk and lake - as well as its own Roman Museum and Mosaic. It is only a short walk from St Alban’s Cathedral and high street and has a paid car park and on street parking, so very easily accessible.
It was Good Friday and the first weekend that restrictions had been lifted, so we were expecting it to get busy. The small car park was already getting full - please be careful when parking and ensure that you use the bays correctly. We saw lots of tickets being given out! Parking is very reasonable £1.80 for 3 hours or £3.60 all day.
We headed straight to the play area, which is AMAZING! It is all based on St Albans (Verulamium) during the Roman Era. There are fantastic climbing frames in the shape of castles, role play areas such as a marketplace and a house, and a stage with seating area. There is also a fantastic baby swing which rotates like a carousel and a huge seesaw. This kept the children entertained for ages! We then went for a walk to the mosaic, you can see parts of it by peeking through the windows, and then to the lake. There is a beautiful bridge that crosses it - ideal for playing Billy Goats Gruff.
There is so much more to this park that we want to explore. It is definitely going to be one of our ‘go to’ places now, especially when the museum reopens.