As regular readers will know, we live fairly close to Blenheim Palace, and it’s been a regular haunt since Monkey was born. The Saturday before last saw us going back to the Palace with one of our NCT families. The sun was out (in the most part), the rain stayed away, and we had a lovely afternoon.
We managed to miss the train twice, but Monkey was quite happy just watching it go past, waving to the passengers and saying hello.
We bumped into one of my old housemates and her two children too. It was a lovely afternoon, the children played so well together. Monkey and his friend O have similar temperaments which has caused conflict in the past. But going back to the Palace on this day was a pleasure. The boys just really enjoyed each others company. O’s younger brother watched on as they played in the sandpit. They made tunnels and mountains. They were just two 4 year old boys having a great time.
After all the digging we decided to explore the grounds, hoping that little E might have a nap – no chance!
The boys and I played hide and seek from O’s Mummy. We were all in fits of laughter, especially when I tried to hide behind a little tree. Our beloved Butterfly House has been pretty much demolished. It is going to be restored and opens again in April. Something to look forward to.
We treated ourselves to a warm drink and Monkey wanted a chocolate ice cream. It was a lovely way to round off a great week.
We admired all the trees and look forward to seeing them covered in leaves in a few months time.
Going back to the Palace is always a wonderful experience, we have so many memories of happy play dates there, so many picnics shared. It really is our favourite place to visit.
26 thoughts on “Going back to the Palace”
Lovely photos! I have yet to visit Blenheim palace. I’m putting this on my list of places to visit 🙂 #CountryKids.
It’s a great place to explore, we were back again today, visiting the main gardens
You’re very lucky to live so close to somewhere so beautiful
Lovely Photo’s Mary! It looks like a fab place to visit. Hope you’ve all had a good holiday! #Project365
We’ve been again tyoday, great holiday thanks, just a mountain of stuff to catch up with!
I’d love to visit Blenheim Palace. It’s woonderful to have somewhere you can visit over and over again, in different weather and seasons.
Some great pictures, I’m so jealous that it’s right on your doorstep. Looks like a fabulous place to visit with so much to do and see.
Looks like a fab day – and look at that lovely blue sky and sunshine! Great photos, I love Monkey watching the train line x #CountryKids
We’ve been so lucky, today we were there and it was just like mid summer too
Looks like such a lovely day, must be lovely living so close to somewhere that is so much fun for your Monkey! 🙂 #countrykids
We are very lucky to have such a wonderful place on our doorstep
Sometimes the places nearby are the ones you visit least, sounds like you had a fun day!
It’s great to have a place that you keep returning to that holds lovely memories. It looks and sounds like you had a wonderful catch up and fun with your friend and her children. Thanks for linking up and sharing with Country Kids.
We were there again today with Daddy P, a very special place for us.
My annual pass’s run out now, so really should renew it although it’s a 40 min journey each way for us. It’s definitely a great day out, with lots of events going on for the children.
Looks like such a lovely place to visit!
Sounds like you had a lovely afternoon. It is so nice when your little ones have great friends like that isn’t it.
Some fantastic photos and great shots of the sky. Looks like a lovely day
We debated about going to The Palace this past weekend too. It is such a lovely place with so many things to do in all different seasons. My kids love it!
We ended up gardening this time, but a quick visit is long overdue for us now.
We go all the time, we were there again on Sunday!
I can’t believe that we haven’t bumped into each other there yet!
We were there again last Sunday, must arrange to actually meet you there, we go all the time.
Blenheim palace has been on my list of day trips to do at some point for a few years now. One day I will get around to going! x
We spend sooo much time there and Monkey never gets bored of it.