So if you have been following my posts lately, you will see that we are a great lover of the outdoors. Walking… exploring…….camping……fresh air….we L O V E it. Weekdays can be so busy and rushed, with early mornings, never ending ‘to do’ lists, and frantic “we are going to be late!!!’ school and nursery runs. When the weather warms up I love to sneak in an ad hoc late picnic or a mini adventure after school – and therefore I am not proud to say that we are that family that often completes forgotten spelling practice in the car on the way to school.
I really try to make every weekend special and memorable. Even if it involves sitting in our pjs all weekend and watching films with a bowl of crisps. I can’t say I will remember that day when I cleared all the washing, or tidied the house, or washed my car -(ok dad if you are reading this I know I have never washed my car!) but I know I will remember that precious family walk in the mud, or a sunny bike ride, or a walk to the park.
We awoke today to glorious sunshine, so decided to head out to Rode Hall Gardens, Cheshire to visit the monthly farmers market and find the snowdrops. Rode Hall is a Georgian Country manor, surrounded by beautiful parkland and gardens. The snowdrop walks are from 4th Feb 2017 – 5th March 2017 and is a beautiful walk to mark the start of Spring.
We arrived a little late (surprise surprise!) and only caught the end of the market, so we headed straight into the gardens to explore the grounds and admire the beautiful snowdrops. What a gem of a place. The gardens are exceptionally beautiful and well maintained, and the snow drops and daffodils were evident throughout the walk. The girls donned their favourite tutus, wellies and sunglasses (!) and babyS slept for more or less the entire walk.
Although we didn’t stop by today, the tea rooms are well worth a visit. They have a lovely selection of cakes, snacks and drinks. The tearooms were a little busy today with it been the first day of the snowdrop walks and the farmers market so we grabbed a chocolate brownie from the farmers market to eat on our journey home.
Hall & Gardens: £8 adults, £7 concessions, Children £2/Under 5’s free
Gardens Only: £5 adults, Children £2/Under 5’s free/RHS & HHA Members free*.
Except special events i.e Snowdrop & Bluebell Walks
Rode Hall Farmers Market:
First Saturday of each month (except January)
So as another weekend ends, I will leave you with a few photos from our sunny walk in the gardens.
I love to read all your comments – and I would love to hear what you had planned?
I hope that you had a wonderful weekend, see you next week for another outdoor adventure.
*This trip was paid for by myself and I have reviewed the attraction with no benefit to myself *