Everyday Life Family walk in South Weald Country Park

A family walk in South Weald Country Park (also known as Stickman Park) is one of my favourite things we do on a regular basis. It’s such a lovely place, with things to do for both smaller and bigger kids. While Antek is happy climbing up on various swings, monkey bars and other obstacles, Emilia is content chasing ducks, pigeons and getting close to deer. It’s also a great place to discover the fields of bluebells (I seem to miss them every year!).

I’ve been documenting our trips there during various seasons: we first visited it in autumn, came back in winter and I regularly take photos there in spring. We’ve been visiting this park since Antek was a small toddler and it makes me happy to bring there Emilia and watch her discover it the same way Antek used to.

There is something so magical about photographing the children being completely engrossed in play and adventure – they are then in their own world and most of the times totally unaware of the camera, which makes for great candid and unposed action shots.

dad with small kids feeding ducks in south weald country park

dad and toddler girl feeding ducks in woodland park

dad feeding ducks in south weald country park

little girl sitting in pushchair smiling at ducks

ducks sitting on grass in south weald country park
dad holding hands with small baby daughter in park
little toddler girl looking at ducks on grass
dad and small boy walking in woodland park
little boy running near lake in forest
south weald country park lake

single bluebell in forest

bluebells field south weald country park
south weald country park
small boy running on woodland path

small boy stopping on path in forest

little boy smiling climbing monkey bars in playground

little toddler girl running on grass

boy hanging off monkey bars in playground south weald country park

boy walking through old wooden gate fence in forest

boy standing on wooden bridge looking down at water stream in south weald country park

Fancy having me following you on your family walk and capture precious moments of your children playing outdoors? Please get in touch and we can arrange a photo session in your favourite local park or forest.

Alina Clark - A family and lifestyle documentary photographer based in Essex

A little bit about me

My name is Alina and I am a documentary family photographer based in Essex, United Kingdom. I love capturing everyday life just the way it is – unscripted, a bit messy and extraordinary in the most ordinary way.

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