With another day of sunshine ahead of us we decided to make the most of it and see if the boys could complete anymore of their “50 things to do before you’re 11¾” list. I have such a high opinion of National Trust visits after our day out at Chirk Castle and Erddig proved to be just as popular with my two boys, hubbie and myself.
Cook on a campfire
Erddig had laid one on especially for the campaign and staff were available to “safely” introduce children to their first campfire experience. My two enjoyed toasting their marshmallows and then squishing them in-between two digestive biscuits (for an extra £1.50 each it was money well spent! Although neither hubbie nor I got even had a nibble they were wolfed down!).
Make a mud pie
Hunt for bugs
I liked how Erddig provided children with little bug magnifying containers and a booklet of the bugs they were most likely to spot with information about them.
Go bird watching
Erddig had binoculars on hand and a booklet of birds you could loan during your stay. It made the visit that little bit extra special with my boys being equipped like real trackers and they enjoyed spotting a Moorhen sitting on a nest of eggs on the water.
You would have thought completing four of the challenges would have worn them out but they still wanted to explore the historic house and play area (called the Wolf's Den). They particularly enjoyed the Children’s Trail, which asked questions about the rooms they were walking around and really got the boys thinking about life over the last 250 years.
Plenty of outdoor space at Erddig for children to burn off LOTS of energy!
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