Our day at Chatsworth House


It was suggested that this weekend we head to Chatsworth house as a little group outing. Unfortunately two of the Hughes were missing due to trips away but we are definitely going again!! 

Alex and Jess have been a couple of times together as Jess used to go a lot when she was younger, however for the rest of us it was our first ever time. Which is a little ridiculous as its only an hour away! 

We had been watching the weather forecast all week and Saturday was looking the best. So very early Saturday morning we decided to get a picnic together and head off. We arrived in perfect time for some lunch so found a lovely little spot by the pond and fountain. It was a little cloudy but not too cold at all and when the sun did pop out the clouds it was lovely. 

As usual between Jill, Jess and I, we had packed an absolute feast. There was so much food it was a little ridiculous, but we sat for a couple of hours probably and had a little munch. Curt and Bets started attracting the ducks over, much to our dismay as we were still eating, Bets thought it was great though! 

Once we had finished stuffing our faces, we headed off to find the maze. Nonof us had been in before so we set a little challenge, first one to the middle! Curt had Bets and legged it in, followed by Jess then Alex, I was left to ponder which way to go! I’m so poop in situations like that I don’t think logically at all ha! I decided to film myself running around like a loon and ended up coming back to the start twice!! Curt and Bets won and even took a picture to prove it. I finally managed to get to the middle on my third attempt and with help from Curtis! 

After all the commotion in the maze, we sat and had a jug of pimms between us. It was lovely in the sunshine at this point, but we couldn’t believe the time. The day had absolutely flown by. Bets was in demand for an ice cream so we set off back to the car and found a cute little hut on the way. They have lots of these cute little vans dotted around the grounds, makes things much easier 🙂 

Unfortunately we didn’t have time to go to the farm and adventure play round, but as we don’t have to pay to visit them we will do that another time as I’m sure they are worth doing. 

It really was a very lovely afternoon and on s dry day I would recommend it to anyone. The grounds are very accessible for wheelchairs & prams, and there are a number of places to eat if you didn’t want to bring a picnic. Car parking was £3 (mega deal) and entry to the gardens was about £12 each, which I don’t think is too steep either. On the way out there is a lovely courtyard, with more restaurants and different shops. I’m sure the tour of the house is just as beautiful as the grounds. 

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Plus a little video I put together!! 

 

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