Last weekend we drove down to Cheshire to visit Rode Hall. It was drizzling but we decided that we were just going to wrap up warm and get out with our wellies on to enjoy some fresh air. At the moment Rode Hall has a beautiful Snowdrop walk that takes you around a small area of the gardens. To make this interesting for children they have also hidden 7 wicker animals along the trail for the kids to find. My girls really enjoyed doing this and they were rewarded with some sweets each when they took their completed sheets back to the shop with details of all the animals that they saw. The Snowdrops were amazing and we were also blessed with quite a few other flowers who were beginning to show the signs of spring including some daffodils and crocuses.
Along the walk we saw some beautiful waterfalls and even ventured into the old garden where the paths were a bit slippery but lots of fun. We managed to find the witches cave which the girls said was perfect for Grandma to live in! They were being very cheeky. The many trees covered with blossoms made the walk even more pleasant and we didn’t even mind the slight dampness in the air and it seemed that others didnt too as there were lots of groups enjoying the walk.
After such a wonderful refreshing walk we had built up quite an appetite so we headed to the Rode Hall tearooms. All of the food in the tearooms is made fresh and the sight of all those homebakes was enough for me to forget my diet. Sometimes you just have to give in and indulge yourself and with such amazing looking cakes I convinced myself I had walked off the calories already (which is obviously a complete lie!).
All of the food was absolutely amazing and we left feeling extremely satisfied. We even popped in to the shop to buy some of the snowdrops and a small carrot cake to take home for Gaming Daddy of Two so he didnt feel left out after our adventures.
We are already looking forward to returning to Rode Hall for the Bluebell walk which takes place Saturday 30 April – Sunday 8 May 11am – 4pm
There is also a Farmers’ Market on Saturday 7 May 9am – 1.30pm
Entry costs £5 adults / £1 children / under 5s free.
Rode Hall & Gardens,