Our first stop was the adventure play area. This has recently had most of the Rhododendrons removed due to a disease so was much lighter and open than previously. We spent a lot of our 6 hour visit with the children enjoying what there was in this section:
They made it look more like summer than spring! My daughter had wanted me to bring her swimming costume but I knew the water wouldn't be safe for a child to swim in due to the cold.
Funnily after getting their feet all wet the children all then asked for ice creams. Luckily the cafe was well stocked with wonderful local ice creams and other well known brands:
Much of the rest of the afternoon was spent back in the playground though I was given more chances to take photographs by trips to buy hot drinks and accompany children to the toilets!:
I am really looking forward to going back again soon if we have more good weather. Its just such a fabulous local place to spend a day outdoors for both adults and children. For a laid back day out with a group of families it takes some beating.
We will be back to check out what the birds are up to next: