An afternoon at Cliveden – 24th October 2011
I took the day off for the first day of half-term and, with a sunny afternoon ahead of us, we decided to drive up to Cliveden.
Mum was able to join us and Rebekah and Holly decided to go up in her car for the short journey across from Cookham.
Despite the cars parked on the grass near the main entrance, we were able to press on and found spaces fairly easily in the main car-park.
From there we walked up to the house along the main drive.
Before reaching the house, we stopped off to visit the Secret Garden.
The girls were keen to walk down to the statue at the end of the Parterre and we walked down the main steps and out onto the lawn.
Before we went to the play area, there was time to stop in the restaurant for some light sustenance.
As we walked through the Water Garden, managing to bypass the maze, I spotted a heron fishing in the lake and managed to get a couple of shots before catching up with the others in the play area.
The heron was still there on the way back and managed to catch a fish while we were watching it.
Our visit finished with the ubiquitous trip to the shop before we headed homewards.