Saturday, 7 March 2015

Snowdrops at Oxburgh Hall

Today we popped along to Oxburgh Hall. We invested in a National Trust membership this year and this was the first day the weather has been good enough to visit. 



We got there early so it was lovely and peaceful - there was less than 10 cars in the car park! 


At the moment they have a snowdrop guided walk on. We decided against it as it lasted an hour and we didn't know how the girls would be. Instead we took a stroll along the paths and decided to let E set the pace - she was quite taken with the giant chess set! 


One of her favourite things to do at the moment is to sit on the window seat in Nanny's living room and 'watch the birdies' so she was quite keen to look for birds today. 


One of her favourite things to do when we go for a walk is to pick up different sticks and carry them around with her. She spends ages looking for one that's just right!


We were surprised at just how far she managed to walk before she decided that she was tired and wanted to sit next to T in the pushchair. 


So many snowdrops everywhere with daffodils starting to pop through.





Even T seemed to enjoy the walk, although she did protest at the wind in her face and some of the bumpy ground. Can't say that I blame her, but she was wrapped up as snug as a bug in a rug!


We were going to continue to walk down this path, alongside the river but E took a dislike to the bridge that we needed to cross to do so. She was really quite adamant that she wouldn't step on it. I can't say that I blame her, I'm not a fan of walking across bridges like this (the whole being across water and being able to it underneath my feet whilst I'm stood above really freaks me out, not that E would know!)


So we continued through the grounds and made our way back to the car. It was such a nice day. The sun was shining, there was a bit of wind so it wasn't too warm. It was a much needed walk, blowing the cobwebs away and letting E burn off some energy. And it worked as she fell asleep for a short time in the car, before falling asleep on Daddy when we got home! 

Linking up with

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall 
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3 comments

  1. Beautiful photos! Love snowdrops and love NT properties. We're members too but haven't had the chance to visit any properties lately. Hopefully during the Easter break.

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  2. This looks like a lovely day out. the snowdrops are beautiful, the sun is shining and it sounds like your daughter did so well walking too. I do fancy one of those large chess sets for here at Coombe Mill. Thank you for sharing your adventure with me on Country Kids.

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  3. Gorgeous photos! That carpet of snowdrops is amazing, and I love the giant chess set!

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