A great family day out
This weekend we headed out to Belvoir Castle located in rural Leicestershire’s Vale of Belvoir. The Castle is dated back to the eleventh century and is home to the Duchess of Rutland and family. You can explore some of the castle and marvel at the decoration inside as well as exploring the 7 gardens outside.
Castle Life and Treasure Hunt
Once we had worked our way up the hill to the castle we left the pushchair outside and headed in to explore. One of the guides told the big twins about the teddy hunt around the castle. The kids set to straight away looking for hidden teddy bears. I’m told this teddy hunt is on daily through weekends and holidays.
As a lot of the rooms are upstairs we opted to leave the pushchair and let the littlest twins walk around. There is so much to see during your visit and if you book a guided tour from one of the knowledgable tour guides I’m sure you wouldn’t be disappointed. We didn’t have a tour guide, however just chatting with a couple of the guides I actually learnt a thing or two about life in and around Belvoir.
Once we had found all of the bears in the hunt you inevitably end in the gift shop to pick up the teddy hunt prize.
Explore the Gardens
We picked a good day weather wise for our day out at the Castle. We were able to explore some of the extensive gardens around the property. The gardens are great for tiring out the little ones. Our big two enjoyed playing hide and seek and running off on their own while the little twins tried their best to keep up!
Engine Yard & Play Area
Once we had worked up an appetite exploring the beautiful gardens we headed over the road to the Engine Yard. Where we had a well earned cuppa and some cake at The Fuel Tank. Of course once we had stopped off at the play park. We obviously didn’t tire the kids out enough walking around the Castle grounds.
The Engine yard is home to a range of boutique shops as well as The Balloon Bar. The Ballon Bar was New for Summer 2019.
A Great Family Day Out
Choosing Belvoir as a location for a summer day won’t disappoint. There is ample parking and several places for a good cuppa, lunch or even tapas and a cocktail.