On Friday I took the day off work and had a bit of a girls day out. 🙂 My lovely friends Fi and Jo invited me to accompany them and another friend to Bolton Abbey in the Yorkshire Dales. The Abbey’s grounds are perfect for exploring, so the kids came too. 🙂
From May onwards there is even a Welly Walk designed especially for little people. But in Spring there is plenty to see too. If you go look out for several Money Trees. The girls had fun knocking penny’s into the bark and making a wish. 🙂
April means that along with the showers there are plentiful Spring flowers. I spotted Wood Anemones and Cowslips amongst others.
The Easter Egg Hunt at Bolton Abbey was what we really came for though of course! But first it was time for a spot of lunch. The grounds are perfect for picnics but we thought we would treat ourselves and eat inside the The Cavendish Pavillion Cafe located by the riverside, near where the hunt started.
They are testing out a new menu in the Cavendish which includes lots of delicious Pizza and Flatbread varieties. I really enjoyed my Pea,Feta and courgette Flatbread. And do look out for the cakes! There is an amazing selection…which I completely forgot to photograph! The cafe is a little pricey but very child friendly with baby changing facilities,high chairs and a microwave. If you have a dog ( Bolton Abbey is popular with walkers, cyclists and dog owners) there is lots of outside seating with plans for a weather proof canopy.
The Easter Egg Hunt followed the riverside and the kids really got into it. It involved counting the eggs painted on the front of the different bunny’s and adding them up at the end. The prizes were stickers. We also had our own impromptu chocolate bunny hunt. Its got to be done!
There is plenty to discover along the riverside including this Woodman’s Hut which sells carvings.
Lots of different wildlife. …
And meandering path adventures. 🙂
Our day finished with some riverside fun and an ice cream. X
The Easter Egg Hunt at Bolton Abbey continues until the 24th April.
Car parking for the day costs £8 but you can move your car from one car park to another.