A must for flora fans
If you are a fan of flora, then heading to the Rookery or Rockery (the names are interchangeable) on Preston Road is a must. It is not ideal or even passable for families with pushchairs, but if you have a baby carrier or kids who are old enough to run around, then it is worth visiting to explore the many pathways, nooks and crannies on offer.
Many interesting features
There are water features, bridges, benches (it’s a small place, but you’ll need them) and more plants than a botanist’s basement. The pond at the front of the Rookery is home to some very friendly fish and a turtle who only appears every hundred years or so. Preston Park is across the road if you’re in need of refreshments, or alternatively there are some nice pubs further down Preston Road.