Thursday, 28 August 2014

Exploring Hare Hill

For J's Birthday, Grandma and Grandad have purchased the M family a family pass for National Trust, THANK YOU!! (And I was cheeky and asked for it early!)  So whilst Daddy was working, I decided to christen the pass with its first use with a trip to Hare Hill for a picnic, from the recommendation of Mummy3+1dog.  
 
Its not far from where we live, so didn't take too long to get there. Once parked up, we set off, and was greeted by a very helpful volunteer, explaining that there were garden games in the walled garden to enjoy, and wooden sculpture Hares to find in the gardens, so we were off to hunt them down...
 
 
..it didn't take long to find the hares....
 
 
...we stopped off in the walled gardens for our picnic, and for the girls to have a run around playing tag, and we even got to play a game of crochet...  the sun came out especially for us....
 



 
After the picnic and games, we headed back into the other gardens, to find the other hares. Along the trail there was a prompt to get another one of the #50things to do before 11 3/4
 
 
Mummy had a quick go, and failed miserably.... even google couldn't help mummy... but we had a good try... but failed....HOWEVER.... when we came back to the car park, we found a national trust member of staff, and she very kindly showed, and demonstrated to us.... which meant mummy managed it, and very shortly after J did too.... so that's another one off the list... S will try when she is older...
 
We stumbled across a bird hide, which was well stocked with bird books, and a blackboard for people to note what they saw... which helped the girls tick #44 Go Bird watching off the list. Thank fully the free binoculars that came with our passes were packed in the bag!
 

 
 The next part of the trail took us to a pond, that looks magical...
 
 
We also done some climbing on fallen trees and stumps...
 
 
...then finally we found a big bound of wood chips to climb, toss, and run down....
 
 
 All in all another lovely afternoon spent with National Trust, I can see us gaining so many more happy, muddy, memories with this new family pass.
Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

8 comments:

  1. Looks like you had a great day, didnt see the cut logs x

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  2. That place looks amazing and I love all the hares. I need to check out my local properties too.

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  3. That looks such a fun place to visit! So much to see and do!!

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  4. What a lovely birthday gift and Hare Hill looks so picturesque! I love the idea of engaging the children with finding the hare's and having lots of activities to keep them occupied. Thanks for linking up and sharing your fun with Country Kids.

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  5. That looks like such a fun place to visit - so much to do!

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  6. A good place to have near your house! Amazing garden with so much activity for kids =) #countrykids

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  7. Looks like a beautiful family day out at a lovely place, love those sculpted hares!! Xx #letkidsbekids

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  8. What a lovely afternoon. Lots of fun and things to tick off your 50 things list.
    Thanks for linking #LetKidsbeKids

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