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.
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.
I 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.
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.