Friday, 18 July 2014

Geocaching at Biddulph Grange

Last week, I took the girls to Biddulph Grange Gardens. It is a national trust place, so invited Grandma and Grandad M to come along too, as they have membership. The sun was shining, and it was glorious.

I contacted them previously, to see if we could get a discount, as I was likely to blog about our experience, and they kindly sent a family pass for us. Thank you.
 
I wasn't sure what to expect, as we have never been to 'gardens' before, but I was pleasantly surprised. It was of course beautiful, and plenty of space for the girls to run around and explore. And they had geocaches..... Grandma geocaches too, so off course we had to have a look for them whilst we were there.... but our first response when we stepped out of the house into the gardens... lets take a family photo....
The girlies with Grandma and Grandad M
We set of in search for the first geocache, as there was a fair few, that would take us to all the different areas. The route was lined with huge trees, and it was very pretty, so pretty I got J to pose for a photo....  this is a tree I could imagine fairies dancing around....
 
 
We soon came across the first geocache, and all the goodies....
 
 
After that, we explored the paths that would take us to the next, S found a windy tree that she could climb and explore... so we took ALOT of snaps but this is our favourite.....
 
If butter wouldn't melt....
The path then opened up into a clearing where other children were playing Frisbee. And J asked us if we could play 'tag'..... Grandma had hurt her back, so couldn't run or bend, and I was bulked out with the rucksack and camera etc.... and knowing Grandad would step up to the mark... I could capture perfect memories.... and I sure did... wish it could capture the giggles from them BOTH...
 
 
S soon got stuck in too when it was time to catch Grandad...
 
 
After tag, we came across the pond. (On entering, I bought some fish food) so we soon got comfy to feed the HUGE fish....
 
 
The fish were incredible... they would even let J feel them, and it seemed like they enjoyed it, as they didn't dash away, and sat there lapping up the attention....
 
 
And then got to confident..... and almost fell in.... thankfully Grandad was close enough to stop her, and the little fence along side helped too....
 
 
It was then back to explore more of the gardens, and encouraging J to climb a tree.... oh my word.... we need to encourage on that one, and a lot of practice is needed before we can tick that one of the list f things to do before shes 11 3/4 :-) but we got this snap... with help from Grandad for lifting her up...
 
...and lots more beautiful photos...
 



 

 
S love collecting the fir cones....
 
We soon came across the woodland walk part of the gardens, and this was perfect for our girlies... S found the raspberries, and helped herself for an afternoon snack...
 

 
And came across different activities for them to do....
 



 
Before reaching the sugar bowl, for a good run around....
 
 
We soon had most of the geocaches, and explored all of the lovely parts of the gardens, AND the ice cream was calling.... so we made a pit stop in the café, and enjoyed the sunshine even more by sitting outside....
 
 
....and a brew.... poured by J...
 
 
So, I was pleasantly surprised that the 'gardens' could entertain the girlies with no 'play park' and we shall be returning again and again to see how the gardens change throughout the seasons.
 
 
 
Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

11 comments:

  1. Another wonderful post and a great day out. I love the foraging for raspberries along the way and all the different opportunities for play along your travels. Those fish look huge! Thank you for sharing with me on Country Kids.

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    1. Thank you.... S sure loves the raspberries, its normally blackberries on our finds, so was nice to see these growing. :-) Oh the fish was HUGE!!!!

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  2. Looks like you all had a great day out :)

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    1. Thank you, it was a lovely day. Lots of smiles and giggles all around. :-)

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  3. We love the National Trust gardens for Monkey, so much for him to explore. Looks like you all had a great time #CountryKids

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    1. Ive avoided them in the past due to the cost of entry, but seriously considering an annual pass now.... we are in love with the great outdoors.... :-)

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  4. What a wonderful adventure! This reminds me of some of the parks where we used to live. I miss the lush greenery! Thank you for sharing! :)

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    1. Thank you, I must admit I do LOVE the greenery.... that's one of the things I love about living here. :-)

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  5. Awww its been awhile since we last geocache and we will definitely do this again this summer vacation =) #countrykids

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  6. Looks like you had a great day!
    Thanks for linking up with #WeekendBlogHop!

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  7. Your pictures are beautiful and it seems that everyone enjoyed themselves.
    I'll bet the ice cream was a hit after a beautiful day out!

    Thanks for sharing with the SHINE Blog Hop! Great connecting with you.

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