Today we decided to get out of the house and do something! Our weekends are so precious now that I’m working through the week; so we really wanted to get out today and spend some time just the three of us.
Erddig Hall is a National Trust property and gardens in Wrexham, and it’s set in the middle of so much gorgeous countryside, with something like 13 miles of woodland walks all around it. There’s loads to do in the area including geocaching – we originally planned to find some geocaches today, as we used to do it before SB was born, but when we saw the sheer size of the place, we figured it’s best saved for another day.
We paid to go into the gardens, as we didn’t fancy walking around the house on such a gorgeous day, but it’s definitely something we plan to do on a weekend in the summer at some point, as it looks absolutely stunning!
We took a picnic and sat on the lawns in the beautiful garden, overlooking the huge house on one side, and the pond on the other side. Lots of other families had the same idea as us – there were lots of picnic rugs and deckchairs laid out, and lots of families making the most of the sunshine. We were joined for lunch by a family of ducks! SB wasn’t too sure what to make of them, but she chilled out after a while and was happy to watch them coming up and eating sandwich crusts!
We took a load of pictures and I’ve put them below. If you’re ever in the area, I really recommend it – it looks great for older kids too, there’s a Wolf’s Den adventure play area made out of trees and it just looks incredible, it’s like a woodland trail but there’s swings and branches to climb. For families with younger children, there’s so much wildlife around to see, and it’s lovely to just relax, enjoy a picnic and stroll through the beautiful grounds.
Erddig’s website is here.