On Sunday we headed towards our local National Trust property for the Cadbury Easter egg trail. I’ve been to Bodnant Garden only once before with my boys, it wasn’t too enjoyable an experience since Bear was hardly walking at the time so had to be carried – like many places in North Wales it’s pretty hilly ha!
It was a really fun experience even though Bear didn’t really play along with the hunting for clues and answering the questions – which was really the point in the trail. Fun was had all the same! We spent the entire morning there exploring all the different paths – we did end up leaving the trail completely but in doing so went around the entire property, we headed away from the formal gardens and headed towards the waterfalls and wooded areas. It is absolutely beautiful there, one of my favourite places!
Reading the sign at the very start of the trail
Gryffin clearly very excited! Taken minutes before he went skipping off down the path singing…
‘Which way should we go Daddy?’
The old Manor, still on the trail at this point!
Here we left the trail and headed off on an adventure – according to my boys!
Ooo water – we stopped and threw some sticks, naturally!
We had to check under this bridge for trolls before the boys would walk across.
I think these are all the same stream just at different points on the footpath. Apart from the ‘Oh how pretty’ my brain wasn’t terribly switched on, more just enjoying the moment!
Bear found the biggest tree in the whole wide world apparently – he HAD to have a photo! He looks tiny and you can’t even see the top haha!
We found the old mill that is now home to fish stealing otters and bats! Exciting! Then we headed back up to join the trail as little legs were getting tired.
Daddy is hunting for questions as well as carrying everything – silly mummy forgot her bag!
The last clue hid from us – it was on the wall at the back somewhere!
Bear ‘rock climbing’ since the tree he tried to climb beat him up – no joke, that is actually what he claimed happened! Must have been an Ent…
A very tired Bear waiting to collect his prize! Gryffin was far too tired for photos, he just wanted a snuggle. Off home we headed with chocolate eggs and sleepy boys. Waiting for them there was a special treat I’d made for them – no chocolate from mummy this year!
We all thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Bodnant Garden, the Easter egg trail and our adventuring. I will definitely be doing the same again next year! Hooray for Easter!