Have you ever baked an apple before? I think I’ve eaten a baked apple once as a child but I don’t recall ever having made it. I do remember squeezing apples to make fresh juice. When I found out that Moseley Old Hall National Trust property were offering both these activities for children last weekend, I jumped at the chance to give them a try.
It’s an Elizabethan house which sheltered King Charles II during the English Civil War. It also has fabulous woodland to explore and loads of fruit and herbs in the gardens. We didn’t get round the house this time, but I know we’ll be back, so I wasn’t too worried. It was our first ever visit, and another great National Trust property.
The wooded area was littered with things to explore, play with and discover including dens, a mud pie kitchen, swings, paths-just a wonderful place to enjoy. Plus the gardens were pretty spectacular too.
As we wandered slowly back to the car we came across some Civil War reenactment where we got to hear about defensive strategies for firing canon, hold a musket and generally finish off a lovely day with some interesting history. Pretty good really.