I don’t know if it’s just me but when you become a parent, the weekends consist of thinking of things to do to keep the kids entertained. So, when my friend mentioned she was hosting an event at Exbury Gardens we decided to pop along and check it out.
We booked our tickets online (£14.40 for adults and £7.34 for children for gardens and rail or £10.35 for adults and £3.29 for children for just the garden – under 3’s go free) the day before, which we did think was a little bit pricey but for a whole day out we decided to go for it.
After a little trip through the New Forest, getting stuck behind a few horses and cows along the way, we turned into Exbury and we were instantly impressed. It was really modern, ample parking and it definitely helped that the sun was shining!
We grabbed a map and planned to go for a walk heading towards Jubilee Pond and then loop back round to land back at the cafe. When I say ‘we’, that was our usual family of four plus baby Annabell in her buggy…which got abandoned about ten minutes into the walk.
We got checked in at the main desk by two lovely ladies who explained there was pebble painting and story time at 2pm and a few other little activities throughout the day, as it was so hot there were also watering cans dotted about for the children to help keep the plants hydrated. We also took part in the Scavenger Hunt which kept Sofia so occupied as she clutched her little brown bag and set about hunting for petals, little leaves, big leaves and acorns with big grand plans of what we would make with all of the items when we got home (clue: nothing).