Younger Daughter had been asking to visit a castle so this definitely fitted the bill.
This is the old moated castle.
The walled garden was a treat for me.
Plates were used to mark the rows; an ingenious idea although I think ours are needed for other purposes.
I'm looking into growing brassicas.
The best part though, especially for Youngest Son, was the den building. The National Trust produced a challenge called 50 things to do before you are 11 3/4 and this area was to support this as den building is one of the 50 things. This was an area in woodland and precipitated building of a den with seats, kitchen equipment, food, pretend fire, spears and musical instruments; all made out of wood.
This structure is the bear and mouse trap.