Tuesday, 4 August 2020

Out and about

We had a day out with the boys again on Saturday, giving Jenny some time to herself.
Witley Court is an English Heritage site about a half hours drive from us.   As with National Trust properties you have to pre-book your visit at the moment, even if you are a member, I booked our 12pm slot the Wednesday before, it does means that you have to take pot luck with the weather but we were lucky, it was a beautiful day, there were a few threatening black clouds at one point, but they soon blew in another direction and it stayed dry for us.

I last visited Witley Court in June last year, you can read more about the ruin in this post and see the photos I took of the inside on that day.



This was the conservatory,  Imagine sitting in here with those views!






Can you spot Oliver?  gives you a sense of how big the house is



The boys had a lovely time, the grounds are lovely and open, plenty of space for little people to run around





Arty loves horses and was fascinated by the one in the fountain



Although the playground is still closed off to the children the boys didn't seem to mind, we had a lovely walk around the lake and the wilderness garden after our picnic and they were happy doing that, picking up cones and interesting sticks along the way, as boys do!

It was such a lovely relaxing day, the boys never keep still but were as good as gold and I know Jenny appreciated a long afternoon to herself.

-X-

13 comments:

Heritage Hall said...

Will we ever see the likes of such magnificent estates being erected again? How sad this one was lost, but encouraging it yet still lives. The boys look as though they had a jolly, memory-making time.

Becki said...

What gorgeous pictures! And what a magnificent estate. Seeing the boys playing I'm struck at how once upon a time children romped over this kind of property taking it all completely for granted that it was their private playground. It's hard to imagine that. So glad it is as well preseved as it is - for people to enjoy still today.

Sue in Suffolk said...

What an amazing place - and looks perfect to tire two small people!

butterfly said...

Beautiful photos , looks like the boys had a great time .
Enjoy your new week.

Jo said...

It looks like a lovely day out, both for you and the boys. Glad the weather stayed fine, we were forecast some rain on Saturday but it didn't materialise, we've had some strong winds just lately though.

Poppypatchwork said...

I love how we can have our grandchildren for a day, have a brilliant time together, a pleasure and fun for everyone, and when we take them back, we are treated as if we have done something wonderful. Outside space is always good, we used to take Josh to our local castle, not very big, but loads of space to run around.

Shrimpton and Perfect said...

Wow what a magnificent place and such special time spent together. That's all any of us need at the moment.

Barb said...

It looks like the boys had a wonderful day. What a lovely day to see an old historic site.

Jackie said...

What a gorgeous place to spend a day with two handsome boys.

God bless.

tülin said...

Amazing!

Lowcarb team member said...

What a lovely visit you had, your photographs are wonderful.

Picking up cones and interesting sticks along the way is always something our grandchildren like doing too :)

All the best Jan

Robin said...

Looks like a lovely place to spend the day. Thanks for sharing the pics.

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

It looks a beautiful day out.