Look up your local children's centres, they usually do a Stay and Play session. The ones at ours cost £1. They are loads of fun and if you look on their notice boards you can find information about other things that run locally.
I have a nearly two year old and I do Boogie Mites (children's music class) on Mondays, Stay and Play Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and then on Friday it is down the town and we go to the library or to the park.
To help with the weather he has an all in one, waterproof on the outside and fleece on the inside. He can (and does) sit in puddles and not get his clothes wet. It means he can go to the park regardless of the weather. I am freezing but he is perfectly happy.
My DS has just turned 2. I don't another child quite like him - he runs everywhere. His nursery have a room full of big squishy shapes, a ball pond and snug swing thingy. He loves it there! And DD and I get some peace at home I fully recommend nursery/preschool. We all get what we need!
although I miss him and it's oddly quiet at homewhen DD isn't shouting and screaming
No recent changes. I am just about to return to work two days a week, not because we need the money because I need a break! I love her dearly but she's got soooooo much energy and think two afternoons at pre school will benefit her. She doesn't cope too well with groups as such because doesn't respond to the structured play. She needs a field with lots of trampolines in it. We are buying her a trampoline now we have a garden, she spent 3 hours on her cousins the other week. We have one of those all in one waterproofs for walking/running but I'm still trying to find a safe place she can just run run run as she isn't into walking next to mummy!