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.