Wind in the Willows park in Great Holm, Milton Keynes. There’s a good range of wooden play equipment including a car, house, big swing and tunnel. We love the carved characters which include toad, badger and ratty. It is a park you can spend some time at. Be considerate where you park. It’s in Petworth in Great Holm. If you put the street name into your GPS then you’ll come down Holyrood then you need to turn left and you’ll see the entrance to the park. Alternatively the closest postcode we’ve found is MK8 9DH. Wind in the Willows park in Great Holm, Milton Keynes it’s a themed park based around the characters from the story. You walk through a wooden entrance way to discover lots of fun wooden play equipment. Maya absolutely loved the small climbing frame with the pulley. In fact she spent most of her time at the park lifting the bucket up and putting it down again. There’s also a wobbly boat which I know is a favourite with toddlers and a car which has a steering wheel. There’s a big swing, baby swings and a small tunnel as well as a small wooden assault course with different level steps.
Stanton Low Park is the best new park in Milton Keynes. In fact I’m going to stick my neck on the line and say this is one of the best parks in MK all together. Why? Well it’s big, beautiful and has equipment for a variety of ages. It’s definitely worth going out of your way to if you live on the other side of the city. There’s a fun zip-line. I know it’s fun, because I tried it out for you. My boys are too small to go on it at the moment so of course I had to check it out. There are some good wooden houses which are great for little ones as well as a tunnel and slide. There are baby swings and big swings. There are balance beams and a big rock sculpture thing
There are 17 species of penguin and the King Penguin is the second largest, weighing up to 18kg. The largest is the Emperor Penguin, which can weigh 45kg and the smallest is the Little Penguin which weighs 2kg. Distribution: South Georgia Island to Tierra del Fuego. Diet: Fresh whole Herring, plus vitamins and salt. Breeding: The King Penguin incubates a single egg on their feet. As with most penguin species they are brooded by both male and female, with incubation lasting from 33-64 days. Newly hatched chicks are covered with fine down and continue to be cared for by both parents until they are big enough and able to keep themselves warm. Food is provided by both parents in the form of regurgitated fish, squid or krill. The chicks of most species will moult into their adult plumage and fledge at between 2 and 5 months, however King Penguin chicks take up to 16 months. Status in the wild: This is one of the few penguin species whose numbers are steady and on some islands are on the increase. Penguins are fascinating, funny and entertaining, and as well as Humboldts, Birdland is also home to England’s only collection of King Penguins. In the wild there are 17 species of penguin, which is a group of flightless birds designed for speed in water rather than the air. Above and Below the Water Our window in the water shows how our penguins’ much loved waddling turns into power and elegance once they are underwater and truly in their element …. Less than 10,000 birds means the Humboldt penguin is one of the rarest of the 17 species of penguin. All the Humboldt Penguins at Birdland are captive bred. Distribution: Coasts and islands of Peru and Chile. Diet: Fresh whole Sprats, plus vitamins and salt. Breeding: Two white eggs are laid underground in the wild, or in a nestbox in captivity, and incubation is 39 days, with both parents rearing the chicks. Status in the wild: Less than 10,000 birds means the Humboldt is one of the rarest of the 17 species of penguin. Major threats are over-fishing and pollution.