Ducks and Swings

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Postby raveydavey » Sat 04 Sep, 2010 3:25 pm

Hi, I need your help!

We're looking after our nephews tonight and tomorrow - two 3 year olds and an 8 year old. They love to feed the ducks and also like playgrounds, especially swings.

Any idea where we can go on the east side of Leeds to combine the two (although not simultaneously, obviously)?

The obvious place is Roundhay Park but it does tend to get a bit crowded.

Are there any ducks at Temple Newsam? I know there are the lakes at the bottom, but it's ages since I've been down there.

Or Fairburn Ings, not exactly Leeds I know and unlikely to have any swings, but I'm guessing there will be plenty of hungry ducks?

Thanks
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Postby Richard A Thackeray » Sat 04 Sep, 2010 4:30 pm

Hi

Sadly the old lay-by'/pull-in at Fairburn Ings is now blocked off & returned to 'the wild' (about 2 years ago)

I ride past it, perhaps twice a week

Whether that was anything to do with the RSPB, who have a centre a bit further back to towards Allerton Bywater, leaning on the Council, is anyones guess.



How about:

Golden Acre Park?
Otley? (playground on the north-side of the Wharfe, & birds there too. Plus!, 'Dunnies' cafe on the town-side of the river)
Pugneys? (if you want to come to Wakefield, head back into the ciy from jct 39/M62)
NewMillerDam? (on the A61, Barnsley to Wakefield turn-pike road. There's some nice buildings in the area too!)
    
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Postby tilly » Sat 04 Sep, 2010 9:04 pm

Yeadon Tarn has plenty of ducks and geese to feed and i think there is a playground there as well.
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Postby Brandy » Sat 04 Sep, 2010 9:43 pm

tilly wrote:
Yeadon Tarn has plenty of ducks and geese to feed and i think there is a playground there as well.


I second that motion.Then followed up by fish dinner at billy murgs.
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Postby tilly » Sun 05 Sep, 2010 3:57 pm

Brandy wrote:
tilly wrote:
Yeadon Tarn has plenty of ducks and geese to feed and i think there is a playground there as well.


I second that motion.Then followed up by fish dinner at billy murgs.

Hi Brandy that sounds like a great day out to me.
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Postby raveydavey » Sun 05 Sep, 2010 4:29 pm

Thanks all - some good ideas there.
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Postby buffaloskinner » Sun 05 Sep, 2010 6:02 pm

Otley has a lovely park for both adults and kids, well they did last year and there are plenty of ducks on the river alongside.
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