Saturday, 11 May 2013

Another fantastic National Trust Day Out - Hatchlands Park


As National Trust members we try to make as much use of our membership so that it effectively becomes pennies to enter some of these amazing properties and gardens. This weekend we went to Hatchlands Park and we loved it! We're trying to do some of the National Trust 50 Things to do before 11 and 3/4's with the kids and so over the weekend at Hatchlands they had pony rides which helped us to tick that off the list. 





If you live in the Surrey area and you've never been to Hatchlands then you should as the grounds are beautiful and at this time of year there is a bluebell wood in full swing. It's the first time I've ever seen so many bluebells in one place and it was so pretty. In order to make it appealing to the kids there were 'fairies' dotted around in the trees for them to spot. We did so much walking that day - we walked through the fields where cattle were grazing in order to get to the bluebells and on the way there was Wizard Wix Willow Warren, a natural adventure area for children, which they loved running around in. There were also dens ready made for the kids to sit and play in too. 



Here are a few more snaps of our day - it was so sunny and being outdoors all day was so good for us all. Roll on another weekend of outdoor fun!









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13 comments:

  1. Looks like great fun, I love bluebells, remind me of being a kid and trampling through our local Copse #CountryKids

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  2. Beautiful - I have really fond memories of bluebell picking in the woods when I was younger!

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  3. Beautiful photos - I love seeing a blanket of bluebells. It's great that you have ticked off the horse riding from the 50 things yay! And a great den to explore too x

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  4. Bluebell fairies spotting - what a lovely idea to keep the children entertained. The National Trust has really outdone itself in encouraging wonderful family days out, thanks for linking up your lovely pictures to Country Kids.

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  5. Beautiful photos!I would love to see bluebells
    #countrykids

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  6. beautiful sunny pics. looks like a good day!

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  7. Adore the photo of the bluebells - lovely! #CountryKids

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  8. Gorgeous pictures and what a beautiful sunny day!

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  9. Oh wow this place looks great for little ones and adults of course! We have also just started doing the 50 things before you 11 3/4 and my little man only being 2.5 yrs old we are hoping to get everything done :) I love the big wooden den - magical

    Laura x
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  10. Beautiful photos! Looks like you all had a great day out :)

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  11. This is all very inspiring - I ought to look at this list myself.
    Thank you for linking up with the Spring Carnival

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  12. Brilliant, great post! Sounds like you enjoyed hatchlands as much as we did. The fairies are just inspired, our toddler loved them :)

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  13. I love this post, shows how great Surrey is!

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