Days out & holidays

Trentham gardens

February 8, 2017

On Saturday we visited Trentham gardens, Stoke On Trent. It’s somewhere I’ve seen on other blogs and wanted to visit for some time. They have a winter sale on currently so we thought we would give it a go. The forecast for the day was cold but dry so it seemed like a good place to go. The weather was better than we expected too.
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Trentham gardens

We met my parents there and the 6 of us had a lovely day exploring the gardens and walking around the 1 mile long lake. We took F’s scooter and also the buggy board for the pram which helped, as the walk around the lake is over 2 miles. There is plenty to spot on the walk to keep every one happy but at 3 it’s still a long walk for F. She was tired by the end. Even so I think she really enjoyed the day.

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IMG_7330.jpgI particularly loved the fairy sculptures located around the lake and gardens. We visited on a good day to take photos of them too. The fairies mesmerised F. The look of wonder on her face as she realised she was allowed to gently touch this one was priceless.

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Trentham gardens fairy

We even had our first picnic of the year. At the play park, a lot of the equipment suitable for F was fenced off due to renovations. It looks like it will be fantastic when it is finished though. There is also a hedge maze that we walked through. F loved being in charge of which way we walked. There was a very impressive looking barefoot walk, currently closed for the winter but it looked like it would be fun in season. Also closed for the winter, was a miniature train ride and boat trips on the lake. All the more reason to go back in the summer when the gardens will be in full bloom too.Trentham gardens fairyTrentham gardensTrentham gardens fairyimg_7296

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  1. Do you know who made those gorgeous sculptures? I loved the one blowing the dandelion clock, though they’re all brilliant. What a great place to explore! It looks like it will be even better in summer.

    Visiting from the #countrykids linky!

  2. Trentham Gardens really do look beautiful, great to explore Summer or Winter! I love the fairy statues they really add a spot of magic to these beautiful gardens. I’m amazed by how there is to see and do there, I bet you can’t wait until summer to go back and see it in all it’s glory!

    Thanks for linking up with me on #CountryKids.

  3. I’m really excited reading this post as I used to live on the roundabout by Trentham Gardens in one of the old estate houses. They were just building a hotel and doing up the gardens when I moved away – it looks wonderful now. We’d love to see those fairy sculptures. Great post and pics #CountryKids

  4. Wow what a beautiful garden to spend the day! And by the looks of your lovely photos it was perfect weather too xx #countrykids

  5. We have spent many a day at Trentham Gardens- we were there today ! It really is beautiful on a sunny day, and so much to see and do there. Lovely photos ! #CountryKids

  6. Such lovely photos, I have wanted to go here for so long! I really would love to do the barefoot walk in the summer, we must get round to it this year. It still looks beautiful in winter though and you did get lucky with a sunny day, even better that you managed a picnic, sounds like a lovely day xx

  7. I have just been looking at Kerri-Anns pictures of Trentham as she visits alot with her family. Looks like you had a great day, and well done on having a picnic in February. We have not been for around 3 years, and looks like things have changed since we last went. I must plan a visit in soon #MyFamilyAdventures x

  8. You’ve captured Trentham so well, we’ve been visiting since G was a baby and I still find something new to explore. Did you see the sheep? The adventure playground is open now and its a real treat, we love the sensory garden too. I hope you have an adventure filled March. Thanks for joining in with #MyFamilyAdventures – the next post goes live on the 26th March x

    1. Thank you. No we did not see the sheep. The sensory garden and adventure playground as well as the barefoot walk give us a reason to return this summer. X

  9. It’s such a magical place isn’t it? We loved going there and had so much fun sharing it with friends. Sad to have missed you lovely. We must all go again together. Gorgeous snaps. #myfamilyadventures

  10. I’ve only been once before and the trip was 45 minutes long as J was poorly midway through our trip but I am desperate to go back. These are some gorgeous photos #MyFamilyAdventures

  11. The fairies sculptures look amazing, and your photos really do them justice – so poetic and magical. I especially like the top one, and the one of your daughter’s hand touching the fairy’s hand, but all have something fantastic about them. Love them!
    #MyFamilyAdventures

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