Who doesn’t love a family day out on a sunny autumnal day? We’re so lucky to have so many wonderful places on our doorstep to explore and because the weather was so nice this weekend, we decided to have a little venture around Flatford Mill.
There are so many different parts to explore here from the RSPB Wildlife garden to the mill and tea rooms. So whatever your age, there’ll be something for you to enjoy.
The wildlife garden run by the RSPB is a fantastic place for little ones (and grown ups) to explore. It’s a really fun but highly educational place to visit as it teaches you about wildlife and what plants and flowers help different species to evolve.
You can find out lots of information on different creepy crawlies, birds and other animals and what you can do to help them thrive.
There’s also the most amazing wood carvings scattered throughout the garden which will interest the little ones.
Throughout the school holidays and weekends they hold different free events for people to enjoy. The day we visited happened to be apple day and you could try and win an apple by throwing a hoop over one of the posts. Unfortunately after many attempts Chris and I failed miserably at trying to win one!
It’s so lovely to be able to explore places like this as a family and I can’t wait till Archie is old enough to get involved more with the activities on offer.
If you feel brave enough you can even take a trip on one of the rowing boats and set sail down the little river.
Some people may recognise this place as the inspiration behind John Constable’s famous painting, ‘The Hay Wain’. We attempted to recreate the painting… what do you think?
The mill building itself and the area that inspired Constable is breathtaking, it’s no wonder he wanted to capture the area on canvas. We enjoyed watching all of the ducks on the water swim around and soaking up the beautiful sunshine.
Where do you like to explore with your family?