Seaton Wetlands, Monday 22nd April 2019
Today was my first visit to Seaton Wetlands, I can't believe in the years I've lived here that I've not been before! My boys have visited before with their school so had lots of things they wanted to show me.
The walk is beautiful, right from the carpark onwards. It has been made very accessible for all; wheelchairs, bikes, prams & scooters.
The first area we visited was a lookout where you can sit and look out at the water it was truely beautiful. There were lots of people out enjoying the day but not many birds, that didn't bother us though because the views were stunning and there was plenty to see and do.
Reu loved reading about the birds on the information stand in the lookout. He told me all about some of the ones he had seen before. I was amazed at how much information he already knew that he had taken in from his previous visits with school.
We continued on and explored many areas of the wetlands, it was a truely wonderful walk. One thing I wish I had done was prepare a picnic as we could have made a full day of it exploring, instead we made do with just our drinks over the two hours we spent exploring.
The ponds were a big hit for the boys who loved looking in to see what they could find. We agreed next time to do the pond dipping (£2 to hire the equipment, I'll make sure I take cash next time) It was great that there were information posters up around to tell us what bugs and beasties were in the water.
We came across this cool beetle taking a stroll along the path too.
Another thing I will do next time is take my camera as the views were so amazing, they couldn't be captured to their full beauty with my phone. Hopefully we will be able to get some good photos of the birds and butterflies next time too!
If you haven't visited Seaton Wetlands yet I highly advise it. It is easy to get to, plenty of parking and makes a fantastic day out for all ages. Just remember to take drinks, snacks, some change and a camera!