I’m always thinking of places to visit locally that I haven’t visited before, and that there’s something for all of us to enjoy without breaking the bank! A great family day out at Dunsop Bridge (the village at the centre of the United Kingdom) was just what we all needed! My sister Tracy put some beautiful photos on Instagram and just thought it looked amazing and couldn’t wait to explore this little village 🙂
As soon as we arrived and parked up the sun was shining at this picturesque village of Dunsop Bridge in the Ribble Valley. You only have to walk two minutes across the road to see the river and walk along the path to the bridge in the centre of the village where you’re greeted by the most friendliest of ducks I’ve ever come across. Molly jumped in the river as soon as we got there and enjoyed swimming up and down whilst little man was throwing stones, sticks and anything he could get his hands on for Molly to fetch 🙂
James was overwhelmed when approaching the ducks they loved coming up to you for food and would take it right out of your hands, so cute! They also didn’t mind James shouting out at the top of his voice, “ducks quack quack” and running right between them.
It didn’t matter how much James jumped up shouting the ducks just carried on with their business, so laid back. After loads of fun playing and feeding the ducks we spotted a café across the road and headed straight for it. There were lots of people of all ages, cyclists, and bikers all sat outside enjoying the views and great food. We couldn’t resist a bacon buttie on homemade bread with a fresh cup of coffee in Puddleducks Tea Room it was just what we needed to fill our boots ready for a lovely long walk and play in the park, got to keep your strength up with our little man ;). I love people watching and you could just sit and watch the world go by here at Dunsop village it’s just such a lovely place.
Next to Puddleducks there’s the village store with lots of lovely unique souvenirs to purchase and a fantastic stock of good quality locally made ice cream just perfect on a sunny day!
After we’d all filled our boots we were ready to hit the park which is just round the corner from Pudleducks Tea Room and about 800 meters down the road which also is the beginning of Dunsop Bridge Circular Walk, but we’ll save that for another day. Little man had loads of fun playing in the park there was lots to keep him amused and perfect his climbing skills and there’s a huge tree in the centre with lots of seating all round, to keep out of the sun at peak times and the perfect spot for a family picnic!
This is definitely a beautiful place to visit for the whole family and really dog friendly, and knowing that Dunsop Bridge is the village at the centre of the United Kingdom gives you a sense that you’ve visited a special place!
Have a great week 🙂
Author: Mandy J McDonald
A UK Family Lifestyle & Days Out Blogger – Sharing our mini family adventures & my love for all home and garden inspirations with lots of tips & tricks!!!