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Anyone else agree that going to different parks in your two

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Gobacktoyou8 · 04/02/2024 21:27

And other areas of the county is really exploring and seeing new things? To do this in my view you need museums, holidays theatre tips not cinema and parks.

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HunterHearstHelmsley · 04/02/2024 21:44

Going to a theatre is no more "seeing new things" than going to a cinema. Unless you're a culture snob.

Going to parks can be an adventure. Going on holiday may not be.

There's no hard and fast rule.

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zaffa · 04/02/2024 21:45

I'd imagine my four year old absolutely thinks visiting different parks is far more important and fun than visiting museums....

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Jimmyspiano · 04/02/2024 21:45

My eldest son loves play areas, especially swings. We consider a brand new park to be very exciting. I have toured the parks of our county with my children. We once found a brilliant zip wire in a play area next to a reservoir.

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DG1749 · 04/02/2024 21:45

If you've never been somewhere before, you're exploring. It doesn't matter if it's 1 mile or 100 miles from home.

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BringOnFebBankHoliday · 04/02/2024 21:46

TitusMoan · 04/02/2024 21:33

Put the wine glass down, it’s Monday tomorrow.

Maybe OP is in Ireland? It's a bank holiday tomorrow 🥳 🎉 🍷 🥂

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WandaWonder · 04/02/2024 21:46

Gobacktoyou8 · 04/02/2024 21:39

I mean that parks aren’t really experiences to take pictures and tell people you’ve been to them etc. much more special things to post about

Ok and? Sure I don't post pictures on social media but I am happy to see whatever people take regardless of it it meets my criteria or not

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SiliconHeaven · 04/02/2024 21:46

Is a theatre tip somewhere you can see a show and dump an old sofa?

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PonyPatter44 · 04/02/2024 21:49

A pootle round a big urban park can reveal all sorts of interesting new things, though!

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Keeva2017 · 04/02/2024 21:51

Oh just go away. You have no nice intentions with this barely understandable post.

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TheShellBeach · 04/02/2024 21:51

I think parks are quite boring.

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AlizeeEasy · 04/02/2024 21:51

Do people only do things in order to post about them? We can all just enjoy the things we enjoy and shouldn’t be judged by someone who thinks they should be doing other things

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TheShellBeach · 04/02/2024 21:51

TheShellBeach · 04/02/2024 21:51

I think parks are quite boring.

And so are quite a lot of museums.

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Testina · 04/02/2024 21:52

I’m seeing Vanya later this month, but at the cinema…
Come on @Gobacktoyou8 - please rate me according to your Snobbery Scale 🤣

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eggbot · 04/02/2024 21:52

Gobacktoyou8 · 04/02/2024 21:39

I mean that parks aren’t really experiences to take pictures and tell people you’ve been to them etc. much more special things to post about

Right but the whole point isn't to go somewhere that looks good in pictures..

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BeingATwatItsABingThing · 04/02/2024 21:53

TheShellBeach · 04/02/2024 21:51

I think parks are quite boring.

It’s a good thing we’re all allowed to like different things then!

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FawnFrenchieMum · 04/02/2024 21:54

DG1749 · 04/02/2024 21:45

If you've never been somewhere before, you're exploring. It doesn't matter if it's 1 mile or 100 miles from home.

Totally agree with this.

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cardibach · 04/02/2024 21:55

HunterHearstHelmsley · 04/02/2024 21:44

Going to a theatre is no more "seeing new things" than going to a cinema. Unless you're a culture snob.

Going to parks can be an adventure. Going on holiday may not be.

There's no hard and fast rule.

I think the theatre can be -you can see pretty much any film in your home town, but many theatrical productions you have to travel, thereby making it more of an event.

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MereDintofPandiculation · 04/02/2024 21:56

I think, OP, that you would have more excitement in your life if you were to be rather more open to new experiences.

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SiliconHeaven · 04/02/2024 21:58

Testina · 04/02/2024 21:52

I’m seeing Vanya later this month, but at the cinema…
Come on @Gobacktoyou8 - please rate me according to your Snobbery Scale 🤣

Ah @Testina Vanya is really dull, unless it’s the one with Andrew Scott which is awesome.
I went to the opera last week, but it was all fancy kimonos and cherry blossom, very common 😁

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SparklyOwls · 04/02/2024 22:01

Mind your own business, why is it a concern of yours?

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MadeOfAllWork · 04/02/2024 22:04

It really rather depends on the park. My local park had an otter until very recently, now that is worth telling people about.

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ButWhatAboutTheBees · 04/02/2024 22:11

Parks can be full of statues, greenhouses, interesting flora and fauna, strange little experiences like musical steps or light displays or pools.

Kids having fun is an experience to enjoy and share.

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WhyIOughtTo · 04/02/2024 22:16

At least parks are outside which I'd equate more with the word exploring.

I don't see 'really exploring' as going to the theatre and museums.

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ButWhatAboutTheBees · 04/02/2024 22:16

I always recommend to families to visit London parks over expensive theatre that can be seen anywhere.

Not strictly true:
London theatres are often old and beautiful just to see on their own
Some shows are only going to be shown in London: Harry Potter or Stranger Things for example. The new Starlight Express too, although that could possibly end up in the next category. Or various Shakespeare productions
Other shows may tour but it'll be a different production because the stage has to be taken down on tour: Les Mis for example used to be a different show on tour and in London, Woman in Black is apparently different too as she can appear more places because they know its exact layout
Certain actors only appear in the West End production - whilst seeing a show for the cast isn't recommended, they could end up off that day for example, it can still be the reason

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purplecorkheart · 04/02/2024 22:23

Is this about Park Runs? If it is yes I agree. If I travel half way across the country for a weekend I would prefer to spend the hour that could be used doing a park run visiting a museum/people watching etc. I do the park run (walk in my case). I tend to concentrate on the path in front of my than enjoying the scenery.

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