A few months ago, I was contacted to see if I’d like to take a trip to the Birmingham Botanical Gardens* in order to promote healthy ageing. It is important to promote a healthy lifestyle in over 45s, as diseases can be easily developed if you don’t live a healthy lifestyle! It is essential that your parents (if they’re over 45) and grandparents lead a healthy lifestyle, and this includes participating in leisure activities. As my Mom works a 9-5 job at a desk in the week, it was good for us to get out! It didn’t take long for us to get there which is always a bonus. We went there on a Sunday, so there was a band on which was lovely to watch and listen to. We had a walk around the whole of the gardens, well, in the middle of that it started raining, so we stopped off at the Café. The Café served Costa as well as the usual café type food and hot food (but only until 2pm). After the rain stopped, it was lovely and sunny so we carried on our walk, there are some beautiful flowers around the gardens, and it’s the perfect place for a family day out and maybe even a picnic! If you have never been to the Botanical Gardens, it’s a cheap day out and there is so much to see. Any parents/grandparents who love plants and flowers will absolutely love a day out to the Botanical Gardens, and it’s so important to get them up and active so they can lead their healthy lifestyle!