Last Saturday, we visited a park which we hadn't been to before, Lister Park in Bradford. This is where I saw the ducklings that I wrote about in my Twelve Little Ducks Went Swimming One Day... post. There were lots of other lovely things to see too, so let's take a look.
There's a huge boating lake, we could see it shimmering through the trees.
I don't know what these pigeons had found on the grass but it must have been a tasty treat judging by the amount of birds which had landed.
My mum and dad are keen bowlers, they'd love these Crown Green bowling greens.
We could see the boating lake again through the hedges surrounding the bowling greens.
A fabulous bandstand which has recently been restored. There are concerts here on some Sunday afternoons.
As we walk by the bandstand, we can't help but see the back of Cartwright Hall which houses Bradford's civic art gallery. Admission is free. We would have loved to go inside, but we had Archie with us so that was out of the question.
A side view of the front of Cartwright Hall.
What a beautiful building.
Torsos by Sophie Ryder. Minotaur and Lady-Hare. I love her work.
Statue of Diana the Huntress. This is a replica of Diana of Versailles, a marble statue in the Louvre Museum in Paris.
A bronze Stag by Pierre Louis Rouillard.
The formal gardens outside Cartwright Hall.
We decided to have a walk down to the lake, passing this fabulous tree on the way.
These lions guard the entrance to the playground. There's some wonderful equipment to play on which looked very well maintained. There were quite a few people in there otherwise I may have tried a few things out.
Plenty of boats for hire and a cafe for a cuppa or an ice cream.
An island in the middle of the lake.
Another family of ducks. So cute.
But how do the ducks get on and off the island? This is how, their own little ramp.
Lister Park is very well kept and a lovely place for a stroll. We also visited the botanical gardens which you can read about on my Garden Visiting In April - Part One post over on my The Good Life blog.
This is another lovely park which I'm sure we'll return to.