A Long Day Out: Trip to Wimbledon and Deen City Farm

So from a nightmare yesterday to a really lovely family trip out, what a difference a day makes. Despite an awful lot of walking, Wee Girl was smiles and sunshine, nary a grump to be seen. Little Man was less obliging, but after a long nap, he resurfaced in time for lunch in a much better mood.

We had some Nectar points to use up and some uniform to buy (plain white polo shirts and black trousers — simple, you might think? Nope, we managed to buy boys’ trousers. If the only difference is how they button up, then we’re keeping ’em.)

We also paid a visit to Deen City Farm, a small children’s farm in Merton. They’ve made some changes since we were last here, adding a small playground, and while Paul took Wee Girl off to play, I spent some time in the gardens snapping some photos and trying to justify why I need a DSLR.

image bumble bee
After this, we had a wander around to look at the animals. I spent most of my time reciting A Squash and a Squeeze: “Look, Wee Girl, a goat. A goat. ‘”Take in your goat,’ said the Wise Old Man.'”


It is indeed a goat.


Also cows.

After that, we had a long slow walk into Wimbledon town centre, marvelling at all the changes. This mainly involved pointing out restaurants that we hadn’t seen before and bribing Wee Girl with biscuits.

And lunch? We went to Nandos.


Cheeky Nandos

Wee Girl spent a lot of lunch giggling for no apparent reason. She does this in such an infectious way that soon you’re laughing yourself and have no idea why. She ate reasonably well, spent some time colouring, and generally was a delight.

By the time we were done, we were all pretty knackered. We wandered around the shops a bit more, but soon decided it was time to head home. Such a relief to have everyone back to their happy selves.



About allpastmidnight

Hi, I'm Alison, I am a mid-thirties mum to two children, Little Man and Wee Girl. Wee Girl is pre-verbal and has autism, while Little Man is the sort of happy chatty little guy who gets into everything and sings at the top of his lungs — until the moment he makes eye contact with a stranger and he goes silent. I am cynical, sweary, and a bit disorganised, and I blog about parenting, ASD, food and just about anything else I can think of. Feel free to follow me on any of my social media. I can also be contacted by email at allpastmidnight [at] outlook [dot] com.
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2 Responses to A Long Day Out: Trip to Wimbledon and Deen City Farm

  1. PeaceAutismandLove.com says:

    Looks like it ended up being a great day! And the pic of the bee is amazing (so close you can see bee fuzz!). We have to celebrate the good days, especially if they happen after a nightmare day.

    • Thank you. I’m a little startled at how good some of the pics I manage to snap on my IPhone are – I’m a new covert and I love it. Just wish it coped better with moving children. And we had a great time yesterday. Have been keeping it a bit easier today, although we’re now getting ready for the weekly family swimming session. Thanks for visiting

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