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Since I became a mammy, I have tried to find lots of fun activities, days out, events and holidays for my family. I love being busy and visiting new places and I hope you will enjoy reading them. My blog is jam packed with reviews of places we have been, maybe I get help you with a little inspiration.  We are lucky enough to travel quite a bit so the blog features lots of places in the North East and beyond.

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Sizergh Castle,Kendal

We were recently in Cumbria visiting the South Lakes Wildlife Park.  We are members of the National Trust and I had noticed that we had passed a sign for Sizergh Castle so we decided to drop in on the way home.  It was a beautifully sunny day, too nice to be stuck in the car!

We arrived about half 2 and the car park seemed busy so I was a bit concerned that it would be overcrowded, but it wasn't, it was perfect inside.  We made a bee-line for the cafe, Nana and Daddy both needed a caffeine intake and kids wanted ice-cream.

Luca decided after choosing ice-cream that he would rather have had Eva's Calippo!!

After our little refreshment break we wandered out into the castle grounds.

On this occasion, we decided not to go inside the castle, the kids needed to stretch their legs and Luca is at the age where he just wants to run about.

It is a beautiful building, Eva thought it was like a fairytale castle.  We will return at a later date to explore the inside of the castle, when Luca is a bit older.

The gardens are fabulous, lots of little nooks and crannies to explore and the flowers are just beautiful.  The kids were really pleased to find some little games on the lawn, skittles, so we all had a little game. Eva is very competitive and not a very good loser! 

We spent a good hour wandering around the gardens, smelling the flowers and reading the different plant names.  It was lovely and peaceful, until my two started running about chasing, yet again, The Gruffalo!

If you are ever in the area and looked for some tranquility away from the hustle and bustle of the Lake District tourist trap, give Sizergh a try, it may be small, but it's perfectly formed!

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