This weekend we pulled on our welly boots and headed over to Corfe Castle for our next National Trust adventure we needed to burn off some of that never ending energy my girls seem to have and Corfe Castle won their vote.
I used to visit Corfe every year as a little girl, my grandparents always rented a cottage for a few weeks and it was lovely but I hadn’t been back for years and had yet to take the girls.
From the car park there is a 10 minute walk to get up the the castle itself it’s a nice little walk with facts to find along the way about the grounds, nature and the history of the castle.
The view is stunning even on an over casted winter day you can see across miles and miles of stunning Dorset country side.
The girls were given a trail card to complete as we arrived, it was free and something easy and fun for them to focus on as we walked around. We had to find the Knights shields and answer the questions; only 6 which is quite nice. As we all know children have the attention span of a goldfish so when they’re too long the girls tend to lose interest and it turns into me filling out three cards because my inner control freak will not allow failure.
We spent a good hour exploring the ruins, deciding where the princesses bedroom was, why it had ‘fallen down/been blown up’ and why they didn’t have a TV.
There’s quite a few little spots as you go around to stop, have a seat and take in the scenery, definitely could make a longer day of it in the summer.
All the excitement and running got a bit much for Bella she went flying and luckily snap happy mumma was on hand to capture it. Of corse she will probably hate me in 10 years for sharing these but they make me giggle so much. There were no blood or tears just one little girl covered in mud!
We stopped off at the tea rooms for a quick cuppa and cake before we made the way back to the car. Corfe Castle is one of those places I think we could visit time and time again and the girls would still love it, it’s pretty local to us and
being in a real life castle just makes their imaginations run wild!