Monday, 1 July 2013

running free

I love taking the girls places where they can run free and explore.  When #lovecravendale provided me with tickets to Newby Hall and Garden I was excited to take the girls, having never been before it seemed like it would be a lot of fun.  First we had to pass through a real prison cell door, I was rather fascinated by it.

Prison door

My eldest daughter loved the drive up to the car park.  There are sheep roaming free and she kept pointing at them through the window.  We parked in the free car park and headed over for some lunch.  Although a little cloudy we decided to sit outside and the girls, joined with H and J from Hollybobbs, had fun running round the enclosed garden.  We were even joined by a robin. 

eating sandwichrobin on bench


taking a breakplaying nice


running free


There was lots to see and we even found some giraffes

the giraffes

The girls had a lot of fun on the adventure playground.  They really wanted to go on the boats too, but we decided against it having the little ones.

down the slideover the bridge


boating lakeclimbing ladder


bottom of the slide

It also seems that any where we go we come across a large sandpit.  It took a lot of persuasion to coax the girls out of the sand pit.

playing in the sand

A change of clothes was needed after the girls ran through the water play ground.  Later in the day we saw several children running though in swim wear, I think this maybe the way to go next time we visit.

playing in the water

The girls had fun exploring the wonderful gardens.  With hidden dens in trees,trying to climbing trees and exploring the water together.  It was really lovely to watch.

through the treesbob in the gate

looking for frogslooking in waterflowersclimbing tree


 After a walk around the gardens it was time for our train ride.  The train ride is an extra charge but at £1.80 per person [children over 2 and adults] it was a reasonable price to pay.  My girls really enjoyed the ride and my eldest could not contain her excitement at riding the train.

waiting for the tunnelon the train


watchingthrough the tunnel


past newby hallover the bridge


all aboard

The girls started to get a little tired.  Luckily I had BOB with me and the girls could all relax together as I pushed them through the lovely flowers in the garden.

3 in bob

 We arrived at the house, there was a lovely lawn that was perfect for playing on.

bob and the house

running aroundpicking flowers

All the children had a lot of fun exploring and running free.  It was so beautiful to watch them all play together.  Newby Hall and gardens really was a great family day out.  Thanks once again to #lovecravandale for providing tickets to Newby Hall and gardens.  Why not start collecting tokens from special Cravendale and exchange them for great family days out.

This day I love running free. 

5 comments:

  1. Great post LOVE the movie-photos!

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  2. This looks like a really fun day out! Love the photos of H riding on the bottom of the BOB.

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  3. what a really fantastic place Layla it looks like loads of fun xx

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  4. Ohh looks like a fantastic day out :)

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  5. Some great photos - it looks like a fabulous place to visit. I think I need to start collecting Cravendale vouchers! Thank you for linking to PoCoLo - and lovely to meet you at BritMums Live the other week xx

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