As you know we live quite rurally and generally our free time is also spent in the countryside. However, we do love exploring and as the children get older, they love visiting different places and trying new things, it seems that countryside walks don’t always cut it now.
This weekend we took a trip into our local City Oxford. This is where Josh grew up and where he still goes to work every day. As you may know I’ve been reviewing some of the wonderful strollers Baby Jogger have to offer over the last few months and this was the perfect opportunity to try the City Mini 10th Anniversary Edition out and about and not just on our usual dog walks.
We headed to the Oxford Natural History Museum which the children just love, we’ve been a few times in the past but this time Tiggy really enjoyed it she loved looking at all the different animals and the huge dinosaurs. Entry is free, so it makes for a inexpensive day out and the best part is it is only a short stroll to all the restaurants and shops including the new Westgate centre which is basically my haven.
The height of the stroller was perfect for Tiggy to see everything at the museum without having to keep getting out and its nifty three wheels made it super easy to get through all the narrow walkways in the Pitt Rivers museum (this is connected to the Natural History Museum and free entry).
Although Dottie is now four, she still isn’t the best walker she’s generally asking to go on Daddy’s shoulders after around five minutes...... so quite often Dot and Tigs will switch as to be honest I’d much rather carry the one year old to the now rather heavy four-year-old. As compact as the City Mini 10th Anniversary is it’s still more than spacious enough and sturdy enough for Dots to take a turn. Which brings me to one of my favourite features, it’s not a tipper!!!! If you know you know, is there anything more annoying than a stroller that tips over every time the toddler hops out? Or if you’ve loaded it with one to many shopping bags? Thankfully this isn’t an issue for the City Mini 10th Anniversary Edition.
After browsing the shops of Oxford, we headed to Pizza Express for a bite to eat.
By this time on a Sunday Oxford was rather busy as were all the restaurants. Thankfully the pushchair is quick and easy to fold down with its one hand fold and it is also compact which meant it perfectly tucked down by the table while we ate.
On route back to the car we nipped into the covered Market which is full of lovely little independent shops. By this point it was nap time for Tiggy. The stroller reclines right back, and the huge hood means she has a lovely little nest to snooze away in even whilst it is all hustle and bustle around her. The two peek a boo windows are fab for keeping a close eye on little snoozers without having to disturb them by moving the hood.
I’ve really enjoyed trialing the City Mini 10th Anniversary Edition I find it very versatile for both countryside walks and city jaunts it suits my family perfectly.