Richmond is one of those parks so extensive and full of charm where you can spend the whole day taking long walks, riding a bike, watching deer pass or just relaxing and disconnecting (reconnecting maybe).
For the children the playgrounds, a walk through Isabella Plantation and all the deers you can find in this splanades are always the highlights. We usually go there before lunch and explore a new area of Richmond Park, sometimes we go wild and adventurous but sometimes we just try to fly a kite.
When we start feeling hungry Petersham Nurseries is always a good idea. Sometimes there is a bit of queue but it’s worth it: you can enjoy salads, pasta and delicious cakes at the cafe. Another option is the restaurant but you have always to book in advance, especially on weekends. After eating it is wonderful to go around the corners and discover the beautiful floral and decorative treasures for the house and garden they have.
Back home we like to walk closer to the river and enjoy the views while watching the boats passing by. The perfect end of a lovely day practicing the “slow life” out of the city.