My daughter had a lovely long birthday weekend, with a Cinderella party and a trip to see a show. On her actual birthday we decided to take a drive to a country house and gardens for a birthday day out. It was a lovely day, not too hot and not too cold. We invited her grandma and grandad, who jumped at the chance to come with us and on arrival we all had a nice picnic together (that was until one very persistent wasp made a point of harassing us until we gave up and packed everything away!
We then headed to the gardens and took a stroll, there were so many beautiful flowers and I couldn’t resist taking a few snaps.
My daughter got a V-tech Kiddizoom camera for her birthday and watching mummy taking pictures she immediately wanted to join in with her camera too. It was so sweet watching her, she had lots of fun and even attracted the attention of a mother and daughter who were watching her with great pleasure and commented how lovely it was to see.
There was also a small miniature railway which we all took a ride on. The train took us through the main gardens and into a small wooded area and past a lake, it was a lovely little ride. Baby girl was mesmerized watching the trees overhead and toddler girl had a huge smile on her face, especially when the driver tooted the horn.
There was a water feature there too which kids were having great fun running in and out of. Toddler girl immediately wanted to join in and even though we hadn’t got a towel or swimsuit we had a change of clothes so we let her loose to see what would happen. She had great fun running next to the fountains and squealed with delight, luckily she steered clear of actually going into the water itself, which saved us contending with any wet and soggy clothes! lol!
After our fountain fun we treated ourselves to an ice cream and took a walk to the children’s play area where we had a play before heading home again.
It was a lovely day out, and yet another place that I had visited as a child but not been to for many, many years since. It’s nice to revisit places and almost relive your childhood through your children. It’s a shame that the summer is coming to an end but hopefully we won’t let it stop us still getting out and about too much.
I’m linking this post up to the Country Kids from Coombe Mill Linky