Can you believe the summer is over and its only 11 weeks today until Christmas!
BUT… between now and then is my favourite time..
Around Horsham and Crawley there are some lovely places to spend a glorious autumn day with your family or dog so I thought I would share a few of my favourites, plus a few of my dedicated followers have given me their ideas too.
Tilgate Park, Crawley, is my absolute favourite park! No matter where I have lived no park has ever been as good as Tilgate. Not only is it absolutely stunning but there is so much to do, whether it is building dens and climbing the trees in the woods, walking round the lake and having a picnic or visiting the nature reserve. Other things to do here include Go Ape, play park, rowing boats, Smith and Western. It is so easy to spend the day here and is a wonderful place to tire out the children without spending a fortune. Parking is £1 per hour but all proceeds do go back into the park and for the nature centre it is only £4 for an adult and £3 for age 3-16yr olds.
Buchan Park is a place where I spend many days during my childhood climbing trees and having picnics. This is definitely a back to nature kind of place. There is ample free parking and its only a short walk to a beautiful lake and the perfect paths for kicking leaves or walking the dog.
Sheffield Park this National Park is absolutely stunning in the autumn. The colours around the lake are like no other. There is no tree climbing in the actual gardens but they do put on events for children to do throughout the year. However, there is a natural play area a short walk away and this includes a den area and soon to be replaced huge swing!
Southwater Country Park is another great park in the area. The lake provides a great place for swimming and water sports during the summer and then year round is the Dinosaur Park. A great place to spend the afternoon with lots to entertain the children. In the summer it gets extremely busy with families picnicking either around the lake or in the dinosaur park but as the nights close in and days get cooler it definitely gets much quieter.
Petworth Park is another National Trust place which is home to hundreds of deer. There is a paying car park (free for NT) which provides easy access to the park. It’s a beautiful place to sit and watch the deer or wander along the many paths around the park.
Wey and Arun Canal is not a park but it is a beautiful place to go for a walk and it’s lovely to see the canal boats and at Christmas you can even go one to meet Father Christmas.
All of the above places are dog friendly, although most of them do require your dog to be on the lead.
I hope you like my list and feel free to message me with your favourite place
I will be running autumn mini sessions in various locations over the next few weeks so feel free to get in touch or like my Facebook page Claire Wilders Photography
Mini Session Prices are:
20 minute session plus 3 digital images
20 minute session plus 5 digital images
20 minute session plus all images
Prints/packages can be bought extra but will include a 10% discount.
Why have a photo session for a new baby, isn’t life crazy enough without having to schedule in a session as soon as they arrive?
You are quite right, the first weeks are crazy and therefore go past in a blur.
However, by planning ahead,while you are pregnant, you will appreciate being able to have a session that lasts a couple of hours but the memories will be there forever. Babies grow so fast you quickly forget how gorgeous they looked when they first arrived and how tiny they were.
This session allows you to capture those gorgeous features forever while having a few hours to sit back and relax!
If you would like more information do not hesitate to get in touch…
Are you one of the organised ones that can think of awesome presents months in advance or are you the person that leaves it to the last moment?
Whichever you are, I can help…. because I am running photo sessions to celebrate:
MOTHERS DAY – 31st MARCH 2019
Whether it is for:
(or dad, if from a single parent family.. it’s a celebration remember)
YOUR WIFE/GIRLFRIEND/BABY MUMMA TO BE
YOUR NAN, GRANDMA
YOUR DAUGHTER AND HER FAMILY
OR EVEN JUST OF THE CHILDREN
I have sessions available…
This day is about celebrating all mums, regardless of the age of their children, and all the amazing thing they do for us.
Whether you would like a voucher to be given on the day so that you can come at a later day as a family…
…or booking it prior to Mothers Day so that you can give the gift on the actual day..
I have something for you.
Sessions available before MOTHERS DAY are on:
SATURDAY 23rd MARCH
Sessions available after MOTHERS DAY are on:
SATURDAY 6TH APRIL
and will include
3 digital images
They will be run in Southwater and must be booked & paid for in advance
There will be opportunities to purchase extra digital images for £15 each
£95 for 15 images
£150 for all edited digital images
Wall Art will also be available to purchase and will include a 10% discount to celebrate our mums!
TO BOOK A SESSION PLEASE COMPLETE THE BOOKING FORM BELOW
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I love the spring and after living away from Sussex for the last 20 years it doesn’t stop surprising me with its beauty!
Whilst driving home from another of the children’s clubs last night we drove past this field. A quick U turn and a screeching halt in a lay by I bundled the children out of the car to enjoy the moment.
This was at the edge of the lay by with the sun setting in the background, while my daughter was in the field watching it set.
They then decided they wanted to hide along the path before we jumped back in the car and headed home.
I think writing this blog and technology going wrong actually took longer to do than capturing a lovely moment with my children…
So, put down your tablet, grab a camera and go capture a moment.. happy snapping this spring x
Spring is on its way!! Therefore, it won’t be long until the bluebells arrive and that means it’s time to book your session…
As bluebells only last a few weeks there will be limited dates available so if you are interested in capturing some memories of your family it’s best to book as soon as possible. Sessions will last about 45 minutes and location will be confirmed closer to the time, once I know the most beautiful area to use. At the moment possible locations include Barns Green, Horsham, Crawley or Billingshurst.
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I wanted to share my updated wall with you because this is what photography is all about for me.
Its about capturing memories…
They don’t have to perfect studio photos, I just like to keep the good times alive for my family and to show them where they came from…
How many photos do you take each day and how many do you actually display???