Black Park Country Park in Wexham boasts over 10 miles of wood and heath land, tracks and trails. Best of all, at this time of year is the delightful reindeer trail, situated along the lake path. The lake was partially frozen from the cold spell we have had and little T enjoyed watching the birds skating across the ice. He made a great game of trying to break through it with pebbles...
As we walked around the lake we came upon all of Santa's 8 reindeer one by one. Reminding me of Clement C Moore's poem...
"More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled and shouted and called them by name:
Now Dasher! Now Dancer! Now Prancer and Vixen.
On Comet! On Cupid! On Donner and Blitzen!"
But where is Santa's favourite reindeer? We hadn't seen him yet... We stopped for a while at the adventure playground until little T had played to his hearts content and then popped into the cafe for a well deserved bacon sandwich and cup of tea to warm us up.
After a little break we continued our walk around the lake, finally finding the one reindeer we were still looking for. There he stood in all his glory with holly antlers and a big squishy red nose. Rudolf!
All in all a lovely morning spent in the fresh air enjoying the country side. If you live nearby and have little ones be sure to visit and see how many of Santa's reindeer you can spot.
Have a wonderful Christmas