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Sutton, Surrey, or nearish

(27 Posts)
stitch Thu 05-May-05 16:34:05

couldnt find the previous thread, so thought id start a new one. maybe we'll get some new faces too?
fancy a picnic? cheam park? or anywhere else?

stitch Sat 07-May-05 12:12:12


stitch Mon 16-May-05 22:27:25

bumpity bump

eemie Mon 16-May-05 22:57:01

Hi - yes please. Polesden Lacey? Thingummy Landscape Garden (it'll come back to me in a minute) Claremont? Or similar. Me and dd age 6

stitch Tue 17-May-05 08:31:46

hi eemie
sounds good, except i dont know where they are.

Cristina7 Tue 17-May-05 10:46:07

Polesden Lacy is lovely. We went there on Sunday. It's a bit pricey, though, if you're not a National Trust member (£5 for the gardens, an extra £3 for the house, and the cafe is quite expensive too). Claremont Gardnes - also very nice. I hope to get my driving licence sometimes soon, I'd love to travel around.

I'll keep the thread on my watch list, in case there's a meet-up somewhere close to public transport.

Firewalker Tue 17-May-05 20:08:57

Hi there - I'm in Purley so not too far from Sutton, keep hearing about how good Polesdon Lacey is but haven't been since I was 10 and don't remember. Have DD who is 13 months - would she be bored?

Cristina7 Tue 17-May-05 22:00:14

Hi Firewalker - hmm, might be difficult enjoying the house for your DD but there's loads of space outside to run around and she might fall asleep by the time you get round to visiting the house. IMO it's one of the nicest NT properties. The staff there are nice and well-informed too. They are generally very well informed within NT but at PL we always found them friendly and knowing their stuff without referring to the written info sheets. There's a quiz for older children, 4 and above.

eemie Wed 18-May-05 09:28:42

We go a lot but to the gardens and grounds, not in the house. Polesden Lacey is in Bookham, Claremont is in Esher. There's also Painshill in Cobham (not NT). All have good cafes as well as plenty of picnic places.

stitch Thu 19-May-05 20:06:34

sounds like a lovely thing to do.
i have three kids. ds1 is 8 ds2 will be 4 soon and dd is 2. would they enjoy it?
how about arranging it for half term?

dinny Thu 19-May-05 20:08:28

Sitch, love Cheam Park - if you arrange a meet-up there count me in!

stitch Thu 19-May-05 20:09:15

half term?

stitch Thu 19-May-05 20:09:43

next week? FOR cheam park that is

dinny Thu 19-May-05 20:12:44

Thursday maybe?

stitch Thu 19-May-05 20:17:01

sure, i can do either in the morning, straight from school drop off, till half twelve, as have to drop ds2 at school then, or afterschool, about half threeonwards, with all three of them?

dinny Thu 19-May-05 20:22:28

sounds complicated Maybe the after-school option....? Will get Lockets to come too - how is next Thursday?

stitch Thu 19-May-05 20:26:40

thats my life dinny. as ds2 only does 2.5 hours of nursery a day, everyday, but in the stupid time of the afternoon.
the more the merrier.
afterschool would probly be easiest.

dinny Thu 19-May-05 20:31:04

in the playground then? next Thur 3.30 ish?

stitch Thu 19-May-05 20:34:00

okie dokie
how will i recognise you? i met your dh once

ill be mad asian woman with three kids and single urban detour.

dinny Thu 19-May-05 20:37:34

OK, I will have same buggy with a baby in it and a 3 year old charging round.

dinny Fri 20-May-05 08:40:36

Stitch, we're not actually here next week, doh. Will have to rearrange...

albosmum Mon 23-May-05 22:02:34

hi stitch and others
have not been online for a while - have only just found this thread would love to meet up again

stitch Tue 24-May-05 10:53:33

hi albosmum. how have you been?
i spend my life on here now. sad isnt it?
dd haas chicken pox, so i m not going anywhere till next week at least.....

albosmum Wed 25-May-05 21:24:25

hi stitch been fine very busy though i am back ay college one day a week now and am meant to be researching for my project now - but this seemed more worthwhile.
has your dd got many spots?

Firewalker Thu 26-May-05 16:23:34


Thanks for the info. DD isn't walking yet so she probably would be bored at Polesdon Lacey at the moment. Will have to wait until she's a bit older!!

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