I know the saying goes be careful what you wish for, but I really am more than ready for the Easter Hols to begin this afternoon…
Just a break in our usual routine will be nice, and maybe a lie in or two (I can wish!). Now the the initial phase of our house renovations is more or less complete, it will be nice to get re-acclimatised in our own house as it currently feels like we have moved house all over again!
It’s not often I say this, but I am secretly pleased that our Easter travel plans are on hold as Mr R has a stack of work to catch up on and until we get sorted house wise. Until we decide what we are doing, we are looking forward to exploring a few things on our doorstep and investigating any and all Easter offerings.
One place that I revisited recently (my last visit was well over twenty years ago!) that is packing a huge amount in over the Easter Hols is The Hillier Gardens. This Arboretum was created in 1953 by Sir Harold Hillier, and it’s run as a charity today in the interests of conservation,education, horticulture and recreation mostly. From pond dipping, to bush craft sessions, tree climbing, traditional Egg hunting trails to Family Archaeology sessions there’s a lot to choose from in a one huge outdoor space.
We didn’t manage to cover all 180 acres of the Arboretum on this particular visit, but the three year old and I had a great time indulging in a spot of tree hugging (not an unusual event for us!), exploring the National Glade Collection, searching for frogspawn in the Dragonfly Pond, and making spider soup in the mud kitchen we happened upon (I was quite happy just to sit and spectate in the sun whilst that was cooking away!)…
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