Easter Trail

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!

directionsReading the sign at the very start of the trail

done 5Gryffin clearly very excited! Taken minutes before he went skipping off down the path singing…

which way

‘Which way should we go Daddy?’

manorThe old Manor, still on the trail at this point!

off trackHere we left the trail and headed off on an adventure – according to my boys!

water fallOoo water – we stopped and threw some sticks, naturally!

done 19We had to check under this bridge for trolls before the boys would walk across.

done 18I 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!

biggest treeBear 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!

old mill

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.

Follow daddy

Daddy is hunting for questions as well as carrying everything – silly mummy forgot her bag!

tree

The last clue hid from us – it was on the wall at the back somewhere!

rock climbing

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…

done 17

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!

done 7

Gryffin’s bunny.

done 8

Bear’s bunny.

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!

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9 thoughts on “Easter Trail

  1. Looks like a lovely day out. We made the effort to go to our first organised trail this year, as daughter now 3 & old enough to want to, & it was terrible!! They ran out of eggs so she got a lolly :(. Think we’ll follow you next year! Love the knitted bunnies, too – very cute 🙂

    • Oh no, that sounds awful! Your poor little girl, that’s not really fair is it? The only problem we had – and it wasn’t so much of a problem really – was waiting in the queue’s to collect the egg at the end. We deliberately decided to go early to avoid the busiest part of the day but by the time we’d got back on the trail after our adventure there were hundreds of people! No shortage of eggs though and it was great fun – I’d definitely recommend it =) Thank you about the bunnies!

      • It was ridiculous! And I don’t let her eat big, sticky lollies as she invariably starts them and then complains she’s too sticky within 5 mins! She wasn’t bothered, though, it was more me!! We will find a better trail next year…:-)

      • My boys do that too – then hand the sticky mess over! Charming! Do you have any National Trust sites near by? We’re lucky that it’s just down the road, about a 10 minute drive. I’ve seen a few posts about different Easter trails and all of them look fantastic! There were a few free egg hunts too, might check those out next year too =)

      • I’m not sure, but I’d imagine so. We’re near Birmingham, so in the middle of lots of easy to reach places! Thanks for the tip – I’ll check that option next year 🙂

  2. Hi mummyandherboys, thank you very much for following my blog. I absolutely love your blog and pictures of you and the family enjoying time together. Time is so precious with our little ones. Keep up the wonderful work.
    Michele

    • Thank you for this wonderfully sweet comment, you are right – time is precious! I love spending time with my boys – all too soon they won’t want to hang around with mum so I’m making the most of it while I can haha!

    • I usually don’t do Easter in all honesty – I’m not a huge fan of the masses of chocolate eggs and such. We usually go on a nice walk so this year with the combination of both it was perfect. The boys had a treat and a great walk =) Bodnant is beautiful even when there were no flowers. I hope your son had a lovely birthday!

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