Cracking Croome

Thanks to the lovely folks who Tweet for the National Trust, we were told about Croome Park. We’ve never been before but decided to check it out. It’s only 45 minutes away and I can’t believe we’ve not been before. It’s such a fantastic place, so much to explore. I almost don’t know where to start!

It’s a huge parkland area with grotto’s, follies, a grand house (in the process of being resorted), not one but two play areas and the cafe just happens to be in the former sick quarters of the RAF base that it also housed during World War Two. I told you there was a lot to explore!

We began by having a picnic lunch at the top of a hill which gave us some spectacular views.

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We even managed to spend some time cloud watching (which isn’t on the #50 things list, but should be!)

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What do you think the cloud looks like. We thought maybe a pirate ship?

There are so many activities here for children that it was difficult choosing which one we would focus on other than the 50 things list. In the end my eldest opted for the Spy Trail. We had to follow clues dotted around the ground. Thy we’re written in morse code and each clue led us to the next until eventually we were able to claim a small prize.

The trail took us all over the park.

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There were plenty of bridges to race over as well as we searched for the clues.

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Whilst wandering in search of clues, in true family fashion we multi tasked and also managed to explore inside a tree.

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We also found the wild play area where we indulged in a spot of den building.

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By the end of the day the children didn’t want to go home. Now I have to say that this is a first for us and says a lot about just how brilliant Croome Park is.
We managed to incentivise the hoe journey with the obligatory ice cream. I was very impressed by the sharing that went on too.

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