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Friday, 22 May 2015

Yorkshire Week - Castle Howard

#Yorkshireweek continues on our blog today with this post from Notes From Caroline. Caroline lives in one of my favourite Yorkshire seaside towns Scraborough. Her blog features beauty reviews, family days out and lifestyle articles. Today, Caroline tells us about a Yorkshire favourite - Castle Howard. Over to Caroline:-

Castle Howard Estate

I like finding things to do on holidays that, as a family, we can make into traditions. We visited CASTLE HOWARD last Christmas for their 'An Audience with Father Christmas' event (see my post HERE) and it really was the most magical experience. My partner turned to me within five minutes of it starting and told me we were coming back next year. This, from him (and most men), says A LOT.

So, after seeing the Easter events published on Castle Howard's Facebook page I had high hopes that we would have the same wonderful time over Easter as we did at Christmas.

We didn't intend on staying a full day, as once again, we'd double booked ourselves, but, it really is an estate to get lost in and explore. The views are absolutely breathtaking. I didn't realise how big the estate was until I did the 'RunOrDye' event here last year. 

The 'fair' was situated at the end house gardens. Once there, we came face to face with a small selection of fairground rides, including a carousel, helter skelter and a big wheel, plus a small train ride and hook-a-bag (yes, bag, not duck).

There was also a selection of farm animals including rabbits, guinea pigs and ducks, some sheep, lama, goat and Shetland ponies and a few creepy crawlies, which I can't bring myself to mention! A tent next door also housed some crafty activities, with paper, pens and pencils and an opportunity to make your own Easter Card.

As we ventured back towards the exit/entrance, we bumped into Mrs Easter Bunny (and her friend) who really was very friendly. However, my little boy wasn't keen and frowned, scowled and refused to go anywhere near her, that is, apart from to happily wave 'bye bye'.

Although we had a lovely morning and really enjoyed not only returning to Castle Howard, but also the fair rides, the event was smaller than I'd of thought. If we were to return next year, if it is on their calendar, we will definitely make more of a day visit and explore the ground more. 

Thanks Caroline - I've 'liked' Castle Howard's facebook page and going to look out for their events over Summer. 

1 comment

  1. What an amazing looking castle!! And how cool to have all of those fairground rides too. Perfect family day out.


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