Country Kids: Goes Stately

This past eleven days for me have been rotten with this food poisoning, and in the last day or so I've really dropped down into the doldrums, especially as it is so cold and grey. I hate being ill (who would honestly say that the like it?!) and I hate not being able to eat comfort food when I'm poorly. I am desperate for a coffee and a mars bar, next week perhaps.

However, Saturday was a beautiful Autumn day and after an incredibly lazy morning, we togged ourselves up into fleeces, scarves, gloves and a bobble hat for The Boy and nipped over to Dyffryn Gardens in the Vale of Glamorgan. Aside from the stunning stately home there, it has amazing Grade I listed gardens divided into secret 'rooms' with extravagant designs, bizarrely placed follies and temples, vegetable gardens and a greenhouse, and an amazing arboreteum.

Dyffryn Gardens is great fun to explore at different times of year, especially Spring and Autumn, but not too often at £7.00 a head! It also unfortunately doesn't allow children to take in scooters which is a huge shame. Apparently a few elderly people complained so everyone has to miss out.

Luckily, The Boy was more than happy to go exploring and we let him lead the way through into new and ever more exciting secret gardens.

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  1. says

    So pleased you managed to get out, though I bet it zapped the energy out of you after so long of not being able to eat. Those gardens are expensive but your pictures make it look worth it. I love the very first one, I hope it will be your 366 for the week. Thank you for linking up, I know it was a challenge for you this week.

  2. says

    I moaned last week when had a tummy bug for 48 hrs. Looks a lovely place. and look at the length of the shadows. We use Culzean Castle quite a bit bit it is National Trust so we go for just the petrol money now

  3. says

    Hope you're starting to feel a lot better now. That garden looks amazing with all the colours and that doorway is just beautiful. That's definitely a secret garden photo 🙂

  4. Jennypaulin says

    I LOVE that first photo with the red leaves framing the shot. It looks a beautiful place to visit and all those fab autumn colours! Glad you managed to get out and about and enjoy some fesh air.

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