On Saturday Tiddler and I went to Polesden Lacey with our friends from 3 Kids and a Gluestick. It is one of several National Trust properties not far from where we live, and though I have been there a long time ago, I haven’t been with the children before. It is in Great Bookham near Dorking, and it’s surrounded by amazing views of the Surrey Hills.
We arrived in time for a picnic lunch, and when the children had finished eating, they played inside a large rhododendron bush which formed a perfect den. To entice them out, after quite a long time, we blew some bubbles which did the trick.
We had a lovely walk through the woodland. Tiddler enjoyed using the binoculars he had borrowed on the way in to look for birds. We saw very few, but that didn’t seem to bother him. We hunted for bugs, looked at wildflowers and played in the natural playground.
Tiddler also enjoyed looking at the sheep in the fields , and we found some wool which he thought was very interesting.
He also enjoyed climbing on tree roots, and walking through a tunnel of trees. We ended the walk by rolling down the hill in front of the house (another one of our 50 things), blowing some more bubbles and enjoying the beautiful views before heading home.
We had a lovely day with our friends, and I enjoyed spending time with Tiddler. We will be back soon to explore further with all the children.