Free time, Island Experience, The city

Autumn at the Park

As October rushes past, the autumn feeling can be felt from the chill in the air, the abounding grey skies, dark evenings and falling yellow leaves which line the pavements with a splash of colour.

In between lectures, I always find it a treat to stroll around Victoria Park, literally two minutes’ walk from the Guildhall. This hidden paradise is a great place to get some air and see nature in the city. Squirrels can be seen jumping between the trees and digging for nuts, there are several water fountains and monuments to admire, and plenty of benches to sit quietly for a few minutes. Animal lovers and children alike will enjoy the miniature zoo at the centre of the park, which has guinea pigs, rabbits and a variety of exotic birds to admire.

Check out the park if you have a while spare – I always find it a really relaxing place to unwind between studying!

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