Golden Acre Park

Sunday saw this family get wrapped up in our winter gear and head for the stunningly Autumnal Golden Acre Park in Leeds, where we met with my friend and fitness trainer, Caroline, and her three gorgeous boys, Barnaby, Ralph and Henry, for a walk around the lake.

beautiful autumnal tree

lake with Autumnal trees in Leeds

family and friends go for a walk


I’ve known Caroline since we were 16, meeting many moons ago at Sixth Form and reconnecting when I moved back to Leeds from London six years ago. I can’t actually believe we’ve known each other for twenty years! I know what you’re thinking? We look so young huh 😉

friends pose under a tree

friends wrapped up in winter coats and hats

The most wonderful thing about having old mates in your life is seeing your kids become close too and getting all our boys together on the weekend was such a treat. The crisp weather and fun in the fresh air feeding the ducks, left us feeling rather festive by the end of the day. Just look at those red berries and fir trees!

kids playing in the park on a cold Sunday

kids feed the ducks


We watched wide-eyed as the eldest of the group, my son, Oliver, took charge, directing his little crew around the lake, even holding Barnaby’s hand at one point – bless…And then, Xander decided to adjust Ralph’s hat to make sure he didn’t get cold melting us all. Cuteness overload or what?!

children walk round the lake

kids sit on a bench in the park

little boys on a bench

sweet boy sits on a bench in the park

little boy helps another with his hat

The baby of the group, 18 month old Henry is just so adorable with his great big blue eyes and calm demeanour. That cherubic face saw everyone pass us by, stop to say ‘hello’.

cute toddler wears a backpack

Not before long, Henry felt hungry so feasted on The Super Yummies tomato and herb bread sticks and pear and berries and also apple and orange rice cakes and later enjoyed some strawberry, kiwi and banana squeeze.

cute toddler holds a The Super Yummies pear and berries rice cake

18 month old eats pear and berries rice cake by The Super Yummies

Honest Mum and friend at the park

18 month old eats The Super Yummies squeeze

Just look at his bunny-eared LittleLife backpack with reigns too which was perfect for stashing The Super Yummies snacks inside!

child wear cute Little Life backpack
going on a walk

Jumping in puddles, wading through leaves, feeding the ducks, breathing in that lush, fresh air and all amidst, non-stop laughing, stroking the most adorable dog imaginable I wanted to take home with me, and laughing our little hearts out, I’d say this was one of my most favourite Sundays to date.

Mum walks with toddler using a Little Life backpack reign

puddle jumping

toddler jumps in a puddle

Little Life backpack

mother and son have fun in the park

toddler looks at the lake

kids go on a walk at the park

…The dog’s owner let me take the pup by the lead. Naturally, I fell in love!

Honest Mum and a cute dog

Honest Mum strokes a cute dog

Honest Mum and a cute dog

Honest Mum and a cute dog


What a magical day!

Honest Mum, friends and family go on a walk

berries on a tree

the beautiful Golden Acre Park lake

shubbery by the lake

bread on trees for the birds to eat

walking through the leaves

happy child

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88 Responses

  1. jen s morgan

    Looks like you all had a lovely time. I would love to win this for my little boy x

  2. Helen Thurston

    Looks like you all had a lovely day – there’s something about getting out into nature and just enjoying ‘being’. My friend’s little girl would love the bunny backpack.

  3. Deborah Clarke

    Looks like you had fun. Id love to win for my grandson. He loves the outdoors

  4. Emma Eminoglu

    Sounds like you and the boys had a great time! The photos show how much fun you had! What fab photos

  5. christine shelley

    Took me back to when mine were small, would love to win one for my great neice who is always out and about

  6. Tee simpson

    It looks like the boys had lots of fun. Looks like a beautiful place to take an adventure. Id love to do this with my girls so would love the goodue bag. Really handy snacks

  7. Karen Lloyd

    The backpack is possibly the cutest one I have ever seen, I would love to win this for my friends little girl.

  8. Jules Eley

    you looked like you had a great day out, I would love this for my bag crazy daughter!

  9. Graham Ross

    Your day out looks lots of fun,I would love to win this fab prize for my nephew

  10. Laura Pritchard

    It looks like a beautiful place to visit, a shame I’m too far away to visit! I’d love these prizes for my 20 month old daughter, Isabella.

  11. Jennifer Haden

    Really looks like you guys had an amazing day! I’d love to win this for my little nephew, I’d know he’d love it

  12. oana79

    Looks like you had a ball, Vicki. These would be great for my nanny job, I mind three boys who seems to be constantly hungry ?

  13. Lynsey Buchanan

    Looks like a great day out. The LittleLife BackPack would be great for our next adventure.

  14. Rebecca Nisbet

    you cant beat a wet and muddy day out with the kids and dog, our dog always seems to get covered and my daughter, head to toe in mud! but they both love it.

  15. Helen Humphries

    I think parks are really underrated for low cost trips and picnics, this one looked quite big and enough of an adventure for a young family. 🙂

  16. maria dhillon

    you look like you really enjoyed yourself, my nephew would love the bacpack

  17. Sue McCarthy

    I don’t have any children but would love to win this prize for charity, to go to Romania.

  18. lucy higgins

    Your day out looked a lot of fun!Loving the yellow wellies, you all look so cute wrapped up in your winter woollies! I would love to win this for my neice as she loves bags and putting her things in them

  19. Jo Hutchinson

    It looks like you had a perfect day out. Lots of muddy puddles for the kids play, ducks to see, and lovely views. The back pack looks so adorable, brilliant for adventures out and about.

  20. Daniel Harrison

    Would have loved to be there with you! If I won, I’d be saving it for next summer for a adventure!


    looks like a great day out for all. i love being outside but im a beach person,all year round we like to to explore the beach.fab comp with a lovely prize x

  22. Tracy Nixon

    Lovely photos – sounds like you really enjoyed your family day out and you were lucky with the weather! The backpack looks really comfortable and just the right size for carrying what you need on a day out! Thanks for the review and giveaway!

  23. Jamielee Wells

    such lovely pictures, it looks like you had such a great time. I love autumn – its the best month to take the kids out for a walk – for them to burn off energy, play with the fallen autumn leaves and to surround themselves with nature and fresh air

  24. caroline walliss

    The day out looks amazing – i’d love to win for my nephew Ryan, thanks.x

  25. Peter Watson

    It is so good for the children to absorb themselves in nature and experience its’ healing powers.
    My grandaughter has just started nursery so this would be perfect for transporting her various bits and bobs.

  26. amy bondoc

    looks like you had fun! i love being in the outdoors and we are always out and about walking at the weekends ,id love this backpack to take on our journeys!

  27. Catherine

    I love the bunny ears back pack. You can’t beat crisp autumn days out romping around some woodland. Especially in beautiful Yorkshire.

  28. iain maciver

    looks like you had an amazing day , this backpack would be perfect for my nephew or niece

    • Honest Mum

      These are the bag styles here lovely, can’t see a badger


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