We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again. We LOVE reading your blog posts about visiting Charlecote. Not only is it lovely to hear your feedback, it is fascinating to see our special place through your eyes. It’s wonderful to see how you spend your time with us and what it is that makes Charlecote special to you.
This week Little Pickle’s Mom shared her visit with us.
We ventured to Charlecote Park, a gorgeous property just outside of Stratford upon Avon, known for its resident deer. It seemed we weren’t the only ones with the same idea as the car park was rammed – luckily, we quickly managed to grab the space from someone who was leaving. Score.
We took both the pram and our Beco Gemini baby carrier so we had options whilst we walked around (and we did end up using both!). We didn’t go in the house this visit as we thought it’d be a bit of a struggle with the pram and we just wanted to enjoy the gorgeous autumnal weather. Charlecote Park have set up a Hallow’een trail for the half term so even though it’s obviously aimed at children, we used Toby an excuse to follow it too!
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 been going wild this June?
We’ve been making an effort each day to share a wild view, video, idea or activity on our twitter feed. It’s all part of the Wildlife Trusts ’30 Days Wild’ Campaign. It fits so nicely with our own ideas of getting outdoors, enjoying and conserving nature. Like Katie explains in her blog (below) it is incredibly important for our children to experience the outdoors.
I feel very lucky that as a child I was encouraged to play outside by my parents, no matter what the weather. I’ve had those times where I got so engrossed in trying to catch a stickleback fish, I got my brand new shoes so wet and muddy they were unsalvageable. I can’t say my parents were happy for the messy shoes but they definitely saw the value in the outdoors. […]
Read the rest of Katie T’s blog and find out why Every child needs to find their wild side #30DaysWild —on Warwickshire Wildlife Trust Blog
So why do you visit Charlecote? The first time you visited, what was it that tempted you here? For some it is the cream tea, others are intrigued by the treasures in the family house, some just want the kids to run off steam in the great outdoors. But for this blogger, Clao Wue , it was seeing Charlecote on stage as part of the RSC productions of Love’s Labours Lost and Love’s Labours Won…
In March 2016 I went to Stratford-upon-Avon to see Christopher Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus and to see the Gatehouse of Charlecote for real. The first time had seen it at a flyer of the Royal Shakespeare Company for the plays Love’s Labour’s Lost and Love’s Labour’s won. The second time I saw it at the stage while watching the two plays.
As all good things are three I finally saw it for real. It’s just 4 miles out of Stratford-upon-Avon and…
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