Travel | Burrs Country Park

We have just returned from a weekend away, in our caravan, to Burrs Country Park in Bury. Now, this may seem a strange choice of destination to some, but we enjoy all of the things, caravanning has to offer.
We set off on Friday lunchtime (20/02/15) and the journey takes about an hour.
The site is situated about a 30 minute walk out of Bury, in a country park called Burrs.
It is situated beside the River Irwell and also has the added benefit of having the East Lancashire Railway running by too. 
The babies really enjoyed hearing the steam train approaching; they would dash like mad to the window to catch a glimpse of it each time. 
From the site it is possible to do lots of things, including walking, fishing and picnicking, in good weather.  Whilst we were there, some people were canoeing, an activity that can be arranged at the adjoining Burrs Activity Centre.
We only managed a little walk, with having the pram.  On the Friday, after stocking up with food supplies, we ventured into the pub next door to the site, for a quick evening drink. It's called the Brown Cow. 
This is a cosy little country style pub that seemed to do good food.  We only stayed for one though.
On the Saturday, the weather was pretty dismal. It was bouncing down with rain for most of the day.
Nevertheless, we ventured into Bury for a walk. 
There's lots to do for everybody.  We loved the little old fashioned bus, which ran through town.
We visited 'The World Famous' Bury Market, which stocks everything and anything you can think of and is well worth a look.
Lauren and I also went into an olde world sweet shop called 'Mr Simm's Olde Sweet Shoppe'. I could have spent ages in there as they stocked every sweet you can think of from your childhood.


We also went shopping at 'The Rock' shopping centre, which houses all of the usual high street names.

All in all, we had a good weekend away.  We sometimes feel a bit limited with what we can do with a double pram and two highly active toddler twins, but we packed a lot in. 

Next time we go to Bury, we would like to visit the Transport Museum and actually have a picnic on the Bury to Rawtenstall Steam Train.  I believe they do 'Thomas' themed weekends for families, which we are very interested in.

If you live in the North West of England, I can highly recommend a day out or an overnight stay in Bury.
Linking up with Ickle Pickle and Zenas Suitcase for #myfavourite place


  1. Glad you had a great time, if the photos are anything to go by, you had a blast!
    The photos are beautiful! great read
    Suz xo

    1. Thank You! It was really good considering the dreadful weather! Thanks for reading :)

  2. looks like you had a very nice time - lovely photos

    1. Thank you. It was a lovely weekend all in all :)

  3. This looks fab! Mummy had a caravan before I was born, and is thinking of maybe getting an older one this year so I can enjoy it! Lovely photos. Thank you for linking up to #MyFavouritePlace x

    1. We're in the process of trading/ selling. It's only a four berth and there are now five of us with having twins. Tell Mummy to go for it! Lovely holidays to be had in a caravan :)

  4. I've just posted about Burrs and searched twitter for it - and ended up here! My children go to school a few minutes away from the country park. It's lovely to read that you enjoyed your visit 'round our neck of the woods' :)

  5. Bury looks lovely, it's a shame the weather wasn't on your side though. We'd love the transport museum. My daughter loves trains! Thanks for sharing with #MyFavouritePlace - Zena's Suitcase