Though doing smaller nature activities has definitely grown on me during this month, my favourite thing to do with the kids is still to just get out into the fresh air to enjoy somewhere new and to roam around a bit to see what we can find.
Today we visited Newlands Corner, a nature reserve managed by Surrey Wildlife Trust, which sits just east of Guildford. There’s a car park (have to pay), cafe, information centre, toilets and small playground there, which all help when visiting with young kids. There’s also another larger cafe across the road too.
At Newlands Corner there are lots of walks you can do, including a circular one that takes in eerie Silent Pool, but we just chose to admire the view over the Weald towards the South Downs for a while, then descend down and across a lovely meadow into some woodland, before returning the same way.
We say plenty of butterflies including a cabbage white and a ringlet. B is now getting very excited when he spots one, though trying to take a photo is another matter. We also found plenty of lovely wildflowers and grasses in the meadow.