Another visit to The Vyne – 27th May 2013

We last visited The Vyne back in August last year.

The girls enjoyed their time on that trip, particularly the sack race, one of various activities laid out on the back lawn for the Olympics.

This time around we headed initially for the Hidden Realm, a new play area which had recently opened.  This includes various tunnels as well as slides, a water feature and other parts to climb and explore.

Trees finally showing signs of summer

Trees finally showing signs of summer

The girls on a giant worm

The girls on a giant worm

Sunshine in the garden

Sunshine in the garden

The girls on a new slide in the new play area

The girls on a new slide in the new play area

Heading down

Heading down

Sarah with Holly and Emily

Sarah with Holly and Emily

Me and the girls

Me and the girls

Sliding down

Sliding down

After the play area, we found a sheltered corner on the back lawn where we were able to enjoy our picnic lunch.  Despite the relative warmth of the day, we were glad to have another layer to wear to help keep the wind at bay.

A slightly chilly picnic on the back lawn

A slightly chilly picnic on the back lawn

After lunch, the sun put in an appearance and we enjoyed a walk around part of the grounds.

The spring blossom attracting some photographers

The spring blossom attracting some photographers

Spring blossom

Spring blossom

Enjoying a walk in the sunshine

Enjoying a walk in the sunshine

Emily striding off

Emily striding off

Emily with a giant dragonfly

Emily with a giant dragonfly

Rebekah

Rebekah

Holly

Holly

Holly

Holly

The girls on a swan

The girls on a swan

Emily, Rebekah and Holly

Emily, Rebekah and Holly

Looking across to the lake

Looking across to the wetlands

The Vyne

The Vyne

We also had a look around the walled garden and inside the greenhouse.

Lemons in the greenhouse

Lemons in the greenhouse

A lemon tree

A lemon tree

A sea of purple

A sea of purple thrift

A six hundred year old oak tree

A six hundred year old oak tree

We even managed to find time for an ice cream as well as a game of hide and seek and a chance to climb the odd tree or two!

Enjoying an ice cream in the sunshine

Enjoying an ice cream in the sunshine

The girls and Sarah

The girls and Sarah

Sarah playing hide-and-seek

Sarah playing hide-and-seek

One of the branded deckchairs

One of the branded deckchairs

Rebekah and Holly climbing a cedar

Rebekah and Holly climbing a cedar

Looking across the lake

Looking across the lake

Rebekah

Rebekah

Two budding photographers

Two budding photographers

Spring hawthorn blossom

Spring hawthorn blossom

Overall, it had been an excellent day at The Vyne and we look forward to our next visit.

This entry was posted by philhbray.

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