On Tuesday Chris’s mum came down for the day and in the afternoon we went to Exbury Gardens. This is somewhere that I have been meaning to visit since we first moved down here but, until now, hadn’t got around to it.
At the gardens there is a small steam railway and the boys were very keen that we try this out so this was the first thing we did. This was a nice little ride and they would have loved to do it again.
After our ride on the steam train, we had a wander around the gardens. The bluebells were beautiful and the boys enjoyed watching the huge fish in Jubilee Pond.
There was much that we didn’t get to see. The site is 200 acres in size and both the boys were really struggling with tiredness following our action-packed holiday in Minehead. I would love to go back again to explore more of the gardens but perhaps next time I would either take a pushchair or perhaps, for a more exciting adventure, buy tickets for the ‘buggy service’ which stops at several stops around the gardens.
We ended our visit to Exbury Gardens at their brand new children’s play area. Although this isn’t very big, Daniel and Joshua loved it and there were also older children enjoying playing there. It was a lovely way to spend a bright and sunny afternoon and we are so blessed to have such beautiful gardens just a few miles from our house.