My first trip to The Vyne

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Dear mummy, thanks for taking me to The Vyne!

We were very lucky with the weather and it was another beautiful sunny day.

First trip to The VyneThe Vyne is owned by The National Trust and is located just outside Basingstoke, Hampshire. It is a 16th Century House and Estate with glorious gardens, walks and a lake.

We set off around the walled garden and watched all the volunteers tend to the plants and flowers.They were a very helpful bunch of people, answering questions on plant types and directing us around the grounds.

Reach for the starsWe headed past the tearoom into the wood and took the yellow route around the trees and spotted this hidden gem. “Reach for the Stars” carved into a bench.

Very random hidden off the pathway, but a perfect little spot to take a pause and reflect, while gazing up into the trees watching the light hit the leaves.

The VyneMy mummy took a rest (pushing me in my buggy can be hard work!

The view across the lake is stunning. And we paused to take it all in πŸ™‚ we could see on the other side people relaxing in deckchairs and having picnics so walked back across the bridge to join them.

I had a roll around on mummy’s picnic blanket with turtle and even tried a deck chair for size ( I was a bit small for it though)

The tearoom was great and geared up for children with loads of high chairs available and lots of room. The cakes looked lovely but mummy said I couldn’t have any.

The Vyne Deck ChairA great day at a great venue, we will be back πŸ™‚ thanks National Trust!

Bella x

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk

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