Today we made great use of our National Trust membership with a visit to Hatchlands Park. The house wasn’t open but the wonderful parkland was and we took a picnic and stayed all day. Our first stop was the Sylvanian Families trail.
Despite his face in this photo he enjoyed looking for the clues.
There were wooden sculptures of our favourite characters too.
We ate our picnic in front of the house and the children were overjoyed to find lots of space hoppers to play with. They bounced around and burnt off lots of energy.
We managed to stop the children from bouncing long enough to take some new family photos, I think this is my favourite!
We loved our day at Hatchlands Park. It’s really well known for its bluebells which we didn’t manage to see and apparently there are some fairy doors hidden in the woods too. Plenty of things for our next visit.
After our hectic 2 days in Blackpool we stayed local today with a trip to the Lido. We’re working on getting rid of Big Brother’s stabilisers. He loves his bike and was happy to cycle the 2.5 km around the Lido whilst Little Sis scooted.
We stopped half way round so the children could play in the park and we had an ice cream too.
We woke up bright and early and after a big breakfast we headed to Blackpool Pleasure Beach and Nickelodeon Land. We met Dora!
We went on lots of rides and the children experienced their first roller coaster – which wasn’t quite so successful!
We also stopped and joined in with story time with Poppy Cat.
Both the children enjoyed themselves. We had a lovely lunch and we tried to go on every ride we could. There was lots of this
Unfortunately then we had to head home with lots left unseen. We’ll have to go back another day!