Another wonderful blog post about a visit to Charlecote was shared by Elaine on her blog ‘I used to be indecisive…‘. She visited earlier this year and we couldn’t resist sharing her post as it contains some beautifully sunny photography to keep our summer memories alive.
Charlecote Park, on the edge of the River Avon in Warwickshire, is a 16th century house with delightful gardens and parkland designed by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown. We visited in May when spring was well on its way and everything was looking fresh and bright.
Have you enjoyed the photos of Charlecote we’ve shared on our website, twitter or facebook? Chances are they were taken by the lovely Jana, our volunteer photographer.
As well as taking photos for us, Jana also blogs about her photography and the places she visits. We’re delighted to feature quite regularly on her blog and felt it was about time we returned the favour!
Jana joined us recently to find out more about our bees and the team of volunteers who look after them…
“Setting out for Charlecote Park I was a little nervous as I was about to complete a new experience for me. I was going to be dressed in a Beekeepers outfit and photograph the bees, but what an experience it was, not only did I get to take photos and record what was going on inside the hives, but I also learned so much. The volunteer Bee Keepers explained all the different sections to me and showed me everything that was going on in the hives. It was really interesting and I was able to see the important bit – The Honey!”
Our thanks to Jana for sharing these stunning images and her enthusiasm for Charlecote. We can’t wait to see what other fantastic images she’ll capture in the months ahead!
We really do depend on our fantastic team of volunteers. They help us in ALL aspects of opening and caring for the site.
If you want to find out more about our current opportunities, visit our website or contact us for an information pack and a chat.
School holidays might be drawing to an end but that doesn’t mean your family fun has to end!
We’ve had an absolute ball this summer with our Cheeky Charlies Children’s Club days. Over 5 weeks we have flew kites, met the bees and the pigs who live at Charlecote, watched falconry displays and dogs herding ducks(!), we’ve made bird feeders, pig masks, nature nets, deer heads and more! Phew! Thank you to all who came along and enjoyed the fun with us. We hope that you have ticked off a good number of your 50 things… and enjoyed the activities.
But let me tell you a little secret… the fun doesn’t have to stop! We’ve put together some handy sheets with some activities to do at home and we’re also looking forward to seeing you back soon for Hallowe’en trails and our Christmassy activities this winter.
Download the craft sheets here…
And if you need a little help from the #CheekyCharlies watch their videos on YouTube…
We’ve also sold a phenomenal number of mice in the shop this summer which means that there are Cheeky Charlies all over Warwickshire – possibly even the world! We would LOVE to see what your Cheeky Charlies have been up to so please send them in or post them to our facebook page.