Belting day at belton

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What else to do on a clear dry day in February half term, but to meet up with friends at belton house. Wellie boots donned, warm coats on and off we went exploring. Belton house is amazing for a day out with the kids. In the summer we inevitably head to the outdoor adventure play area, but during the winter it is closed which is actually a blessing as it makes us explore done if the other gems Belton has to offer.

20140218-204025.jpgToday saw the kids find one of the heavily woods “mountains”, aka a little slope surrounded by bushes but great to allow them to find themselves exploring an alternate world. The flump was in his element and the state of his trousers went to prove how much fun he had.

IMG_2054Bean was in a more melancholic mood today but that didn’t prevent her from getting something from the day… She really enjoyed taking command of the camera and got some wonderful shots of the carpets of snowdrops…. I do love snowdrops and to me they are a real signal that spring has sprung.

The maze at Belton is great…. The volunteers have obviously been working wonders and the new entrance to it is looking fantastic. The kids enjoyed getting lost and at the centre was a wonderful surprise of Bertie Brownlow, the willow greyhound made by Alison Walling.IMG_2082

After all that running around and an outdoor picnic…., yes a picnic in February, a truly british activity!!! We warmed up in the Ride cafe which has a fantastic play area for kids over about the age of three.

We were grateful to be able to be outdoors today but even on a rainy day Belton would have a lot to offer. It has some great half term activities planned so there is still time to get involved.

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