Day four of the school Holiday’s and we are of to discover a Castle!
Living in Kent is great, We have a few beautiful Castles within 40-50 minutes away. We also have the choice of a few National Trust and English Heritage properties too.
We decided to go to Leeds Castle which is just 38 minutes away (according to the Sat Nav) , the weather looked good so We packed a little packed lunch and of we went.
Bear is really starting to get into history which is great I love learning about the Past as it has helped our country and our world to become how it is today.
Bell is still at the age where she just loves running around the gardens of the castle and feeding the ducks and swans.
At Leeds Castle there are two beautiful play area one for the younger children and one for the older children. They do get busy as they are quiet small but its Ideal size for my two.
We tried buying Ice Cream in one shop but it was Cash only, I typically only brought my bank card as we already had the pass to get into the Castle. We managed to get one in the shop further up luckily or there would of been tears and not by the children hehe. I have learnt my lesson to take money and not my card next time we go.
I think Leeds is very reasonably priced Under 4’s go free, 5-16 £16.50 and Adults £24.50. There are discounted rates for people with disabilities and their carers. The ticket lasts one year and one day , which is great especially over the Summer Holiday’s it will defiantly keep Bell and Bear busy.
The other great thing about this stunning place is they offer a bus for the elderly to get up to the castle (may take my Nan next time!) and a little Road Train which is £2.50 per adult, children travel free.
They sometimes offer craft for the children and Knights and Princess school but I think that is mainly over the Easter Half term. They also have a lovely Christmas Market with stalls and a few children’s rides, so I can’t wait to go back to.
The grounds are very buggy friendly, but you will need to leave your buggy in the buggy park and walk to the castle as it isn’t very buggy friendly so if you have a baby sling please do take it, it will come in handy. Also some reins if you have a little walker.