Monday, 20 May 2013

Clitheroe Castle


We took our learning out of the four walls last week and visited Clitheroe Castle last Tuesday.  The kids had a great time, Pip especially enjoyed the museum trail and the obligatory cafe stop was very reasonably priced and coped well with our whacky dietary needs:



Tomato and Basil Soup, Chunky Chips and a Toddler Platter for Pip.
 
 
 
 
Following the trail, brass rubbing, dressing up area and reading corner.
 
 
The museum housed a geology section, a victorian study complete with a variety of collector exhibits, a local history section as well as the story of the infamous Pendle Witches.  After a good look round, Benedict, Pip and I made our way to the Castle Keep:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


They then had a good run around in the play area at the bottom of the hill and I then attempted to complete the labyrinth; true to form like all areas in my life it was completed at break neck speed whilst keeping one eye on the kids!!  I think God was having a laugh with me that day!!


 
I'm determined to visit this place again, only next time I'll leave the sproggles with Dad in the cafe! 



5 comments:

  1. Oh goodness, so funny, isn't it just the way that our meditation gets done on the fly and with one ear to what mischief might be going on! (hugs)

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  2. Hey, next time you visit I could meet you there :)
    We love Clitheroe xx

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  3. wow! what a great field trip! it looks so fun and informative!

    ummm . . what are sproggles?!

    i'll have to check out the pendle witches story . . i don't think i know that!

    i have a friend whose daughter is celiac, and she has to be so careful with eating food when out in a cafe. it's great they had items everyone could enjoy!

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    1. sproggles is a pet name for the children ... just like the muggles i guess in the harry potter books, although i suppose that was a rather derogatory term now i come to think of it!

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  4. I never saw this entry! What a pretty labyrinth. Are they very common in England?

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