Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Back In Time...

On bank holiday Monday we decided to have a family day out at Audley End House and Gardens.  

 Having been there before I knew it was an ideal place to visit with Sophie as it's really geared up for families.  There is lots to see in the house itself (there are also guides in each room who are happy to answer questions) and the most gorgeous gardens to explore. 
I headed straight to the gorgeous kitchens to ogle at the stunning period kitchen ware and scullery!

There is even a separate area for baking....Heaven!!!

Even better there were actors playing the parts of Cook and Scullery Maid!  We were even treated to a demonstration of butter churning from the Dairy Maid! (even Sophie watched!)

We also loved looking around the Kitchen Garden, there were lots of varieties of fruits, herbs and vegetables being grown on site and I'd love to go back to see the fruit trees later in the year!

 Sophie wasn't keen on the wind though!!

Lots of Love
Kelly xxxx (having trouble with my live signature!)


Josie-Mary said...

What a lovely day out :) xx

sadie said...

a fab day out. Your little lady looks gorgeous :o) x

lemonade kitty said...

Owww the little sweetie looks gorgeous in her sun hat. I'm tempted to visit with a very big bag and snaffle all those wonderful copper jelly moulds away!! Lucey xx

bibbitybob said...

That looks like a lovely day out. And how cute is Sophie looking! x

Rose said...

That looks like my kinda day! As you know I love exploring places like that. it looks beautiful.
And Sophie is SO adorable.


Lisa said...

I love the kitchens in these grand old places.
A lovelyfamily day out.
Lisa x

RosieP said...

I love Audley End House as you know, always end up buying veg, fruit and jam ! Glad Sophs enjoyed it too

Hugs Tante xxxx

Michela said...

What a cutie!

Florence and Mary said...

I've still yet to go Audley End, it looks fantastic!

Glad Sophie is getting cultured already!

Victoria xx