Surrey Docks Farm is unique because kids can enter the goat’s pen and be around the goats without a barrier. My little farmer loves it!
After we go round the farm at least a couple of times, stalk the farm’s shop, and the little farmer has his favourite Pasta Bolognese at the cafe we are on the way once more. (Spring 2019 – the farm cafe is closed waiting for new operator)
More Playgrounds and Sightseeing
Next stop is Pearson’s Park playground with its slightly dated but still very popular pirate ship.
Right next to the park is the path to the Russia Dock Woodland. It is an incredible piece greenery with lots of opportunities for being active in the middle of Rotherhithe.
And in the centre is Stave Hill – man made feature with the bronze model of the surrounding docks before they were transformed to the current form.
Down the hill, and on the way to the Themes Path, we usually visit Levander Pond Nature Reserve and spend there some time. Then back on Themes Path. If the farm’s cafe is closed for some reason we may eat something at The Salt Quay gastropub – it has a beautiful view on River Thames.
One day we will come and do the Tower Bridge Exhibition, but leaving the bike on such a busy place is not something I am comfortable with.
Same can be said about visiting the Tower of London on the other side of the bridge. It is indeed worthy of visiting on a special trip (by DLR in our case).
Through London Docks
The St Katharine Docks Marina is usually full of beautiful ships and boats to look at – and there is also a lot of restaurants and pubs (The Dickens Inn) around the marina for those who are still hungry.
Which we’re not, so we continue to Wapping by the Ornamental Canal which was part of the London Docks. It is a beautiful walk through the heart of Wapping with many things to see from the history and present of the docks. A canal is a popular place for all kinds of water birds.
This route is one of five I am presenting here to offer some guidance on how the route could look like and what kind of stops or activities we do. I am sure you can come up with even better ones; we just work with what is near us. Please share yours, I am interested to see your route as well!
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