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Weather and Muddy Conditions Update
Updated 22nd January 2021
I’m sure you’re all aware that Bedfordshire has seen an unusually large amount of rainfall over the couple of months, along with a lot of the UK. It’s meant that we’ve seen muddy conditions at the playground this winter that we normally manage to avoid.
I’m very lucky that the playground has still remained usable, despite how many fields and walking spots in the local area have suffered terrible flooding and an excessive amount of mud. However, we’re still seeing much more mud at the playground than previous years which can be very disheartening, especially when looking back at the beautiful photos from spring, summer and autumn last year.
If you’re visiting us, we recommend bringing a towel for your dog(s) and wearing wellies or other appropriate footwear. Our parking area was completed in December and this has created a nice dry space to dry your dog’s paws and swap over your boots at the end of your session.
I know as dog owners most of you are used to throwing on your wellies and expecting muddy boots and paws by now, especially after the extremely wet weather we’ve had this winter, but I just wanted to say a massive thank you for still visiting despite the playground not looking its best - as a small business, it really means the world.
If you’d rather wait until the ground is a little harder before your next visit, we’ll be posting updates here and on our Facebook and Instagram pages, so keep your eyes peeled! Judging from previous years, I expect the ground to harden and the grass to start growing again around mid-March, which will make for much nicer conditions underfoot.
The grass at the playground is extremely hardy and grows thick and fast once the temperature begins to increase, so once the ground has hardened more and the grass is starting to grow, we will then pressure wash all the equipment so it’s back to its former glory.
Thank you so much for bearing with these muddy conditions, I’m sure you’re all looking forward to warmer temperatures as much as I am!