Wednesday, 2 November 2011

The Gallery: T is for Trees at Grizedale

An open ended prompt from Tara this week with the letter 'T'! Gives me a chance to share some of the great trees we saw at Grizedale Forest this half term. This is a Forestry Commission forest in southern Cumbria. There were plenty of different kinds of trees to see and even a trail of trees from around the world to search for. These were some of my favourites:

Clockwork Trees:

These are part of a new art installation and when you turn the keys music plays from a hidden music box.

There were trees growing large fungi:

Silver birch trees with very leaves amongst still green pine trees:

Trees turned into interesting sculptures lurking all along the footpaths:

And one of my children's favourite parts was the adventure playground made out of trees (which was next to the yummy if expensive cafe!):

All in all a fab family day out if you love trees and all things tree related!

This post is an entry into the Tots100 Best Western School Holiday competition.”


  1. Oh this place looks lovely. That music box tree is such a nice idea.

  2. Wow that looks fabulous! Clockwork trees and time! Two T's x

  3. Clockwork trees! With music! I want to try those - and my kids would stay past dark!

  4. I so want to go there again and take my kiddies - I went there on my honeymoon 7 years ago. The clockwork trees look great!x x

  5. That looks a delightful place to visit! I love the musical trees in particular!

  6. Oh wow! Love the clockwork tree! Looks like a fab day out.

  7. Magical place... what a fantastic day out. Brilliant photos.


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