The kids have been off for 10 days for the Autumn half term with Halloween during the second week.My friend Dee asked if we wanted to go out for the day, so we went Bowood County Park which is just down the road from us.
We did the obligatory walk around the lake which was so stunning with all the Autumnal colours of the tree reflecting off the water.The kids haven’t done the walk for over a year and it was in the height of Summer.They have visited with other relations or have been with friend for birthdays but they just stay in the children’s adventure play area.
We found blackening wax caps nestled in the moss under sweet chestnut trees.An edible mushroom bright red in colour with orange stems found in boggy areas.We saw a huge gaggle of geese grazing, where I moved far too close to get a photo and they hastily gandered off.
After walking around the lake we headed off to the little waster cascade and little grottos hidden in the wooded area of the park.This kind of landscape gardening along with the faux temple was very typical of Victorian botanist.The temple is 4 pillars, a few steps up to a seating area, there’s no actual temple.But the view is just immense and breath-taking with the Autumnal air and colours.We could view Bowood House from where we sat but this was an extra charge so after picnic we spent two hours in the adventure playground.The kids played on huge swings, pirate ships, death slide, trampolines in the beautiful settings of Bowood Country Park.Me and Dee sat chatting away and drinking tea from the take away booth in the play ground.
It cost us £35.25 for a family ticket (2 adults + 2 children) and plus Mouse.I hate the fact that a family is classed as two adults and two children by the way.
It was a very enjoyable day even though a tad chilly.
I’m linking up with Fiona of Come Mill for Country kids.
And Jayne of Mum’s The Word for Closer To Nature.