Saturday, 10 July 2010
Ham House and Gardens
London is amazing when the weather is nice. Lots of lovely parks and play-grounds to go to but the only problem is, it gets so extremely crowded !
Wanted to go somewhere nice and quiet, but yet not too far away from London. Browsed through the National Trust (which I recently became a member of) catalogue and settled on going to Ham House and Gardens. Reasonably close and amazing looking.... at least from what I could tell.
The main building , which dates back to early 17th century, is very impressive and so are the extensive gardens !
In fact, we spent so much time exploring the gardens that we actually didn't get a chance to go inside the house before they closed. Actually, that is not strictly true, we didn't only spend time exploring the gardens, we also spent a considerable amount of time at the cafe, where they served basic sandwiches, as well as home cooked food. A children's box, incl. sandwich, juice, dried fruit and mixed fruit was also available.
There was a bunch of toys available on the lawn by the cafe, which kept the LOs happily occupied so DH and I could just sit back and relax for quite some time.
We had a very nice and relaxing family day out. Will definitely come back again.
Ps. Finished the day with some ice-cream and a walk along the river. What a great way to end the day !