Trentham gardens

Trentham gardens

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
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. February 10, 2017 / 9:08 pm

    Thank you for giving me a glimpse into a place I’m sure my parents would know well. #bloggerclubuk

  2. February 11, 2017 / 9:30 am

    What a beautiful place. Would love to visit when we are next in the area. #countrykids

  3. February 11, 2017 / 10:04 am

    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!

  4. February 11, 2017 / 10:16 am

    This looks like a lovely place to visit – I love the fairy sculptures!

  5. February 11, 2017 / 10:43 am

    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.

    • February 13, 2017 / 8:48 pm

      I really can’t. I think next time though we will focus on the gardens and park area and not walk around the lake. There is too much to do in one day with young children.

  6. February 11, 2017 / 12:07 pm

    We visited here in the summer – mine loved the barefoot trail there. You obviously had a lovely day there. The fairies are gorgeous aren’t they? Makes me want to go back for another visit.

    • February 11, 2017 / 4:35 pm

      Gorgeous, I took far too many pictures of them. Good to hear from someone who has been on the barefoot trail.

  7. February 11, 2017 / 3:43 pm

    This looks a beautiful place and I am very taken by the fairy sculptures, they are lovely #countrykidsfun

  8. February 11, 2017 / 7:23 pm

    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

  9. mydangli
    February 11, 2017 / 9:44 pm

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

  10. February 12, 2017 / 7:51 pm

    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

    • February 13, 2017 / 8:45 pm

      There is so much to see and do. Since it was our first visit we tried to fit everything in.

  11. February 13, 2017 / 10:28 am

    How clever are those statues! Such lovely gardens.

  12. February 13, 2017 / 5:05 pm

    What a magical place! Thanks for sharing 🙂 #countrykids

  13. February 20, 2017 / 1:13 pm

    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

    • admin
      February 20, 2017 / 9:41 pm

      It was lovely in the winter so I can only begin to imagine how beautiful it must be in the summer. X

  14. February 26, 2017 / 1:42 pm

    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

    • Claire
      February 26, 2017 / 6:38 pm

      You really must. It’s a fantastic place x

  15. February 26, 2017 / 5:40 pm

    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

    • Claire
      February 26, 2017 / 6:37 pm

      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

  16. February 26, 2017 / 6:26 pm

    Your photos are stunning xx popping back with #MyfamilyAdventures

    • Claire
      February 26, 2017 / 6:35 pm

      Thank you

  17. February 26, 2017 / 7:56 pm

    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

    • Claire
      February 26, 2017 / 7:58 pm

      It really is magical. That would be lovely to have a meet up there. X

  18. February 26, 2017 / 8:47 pm

    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

  19. March 3, 2017 / 5:42 pm

    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!

    • Claire
      March 4, 2017 / 8:14 am

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment. I loved the sculptures and found them so inspiring.

  20. Laura | Dot Makes 4
    January 6, 2018 / 8:31 am

    What gorgeous photos 🙂 It looks like such a lovely place! I’ve never been there before, but it’s on my list of places to visit!

    • Claire
      January 6, 2018 / 8:55 pm

      Thank you. It is a fantastic place. We are hoping to go back again soon.

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