Monday, 4 January 2016

Days out for the first week of January

A certain little boy is 6 at the start of January and we are taking him out for the day. He likes exploring so a few ideas of places to go involve bracing the elements, putting the wellies on and walking in the winter landscape.

So in the running are:

Bodnant Garden near Conwy which is one of the National Trusts top winter gardens to visit. If the flooded areas have receded and enough of the garden is open, off we will go to enjoy the winter colour of dogwood stems and hellebores. 
red dogwood stems

On the same day we are thinking we could also go to Conwy Castle too for a history fix and LB has never been. Another of Edward I's fortresses, up to the battlements for a fantastic view out to sea and imagine life in a Medieval castle. Our Cadw home education passes will give us free entry so that's more money to spend on lunch in the walled town.

If Wales looks to be a wash out we may head further south to near Lichfield which in itself is a super place to explore with the cathedral and the museums but this time we would like to look around the National Memorial Arboretum. 150 acres of green space; trees, memorials, a wildlife pond and activity packs for children, it's really appealing to me and I'm sure LB will love the open space.
owl in wellies

If we are still puddled out with rain I think we will go to the World Museum Liverpool to marvel at the collections especially zoology for our animal-mad boy and a saunter around the aquarium too. 

Will let you know where we end up going! I have a feeling based on the weather which it is going to be......


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