We spent a few hours touring around Felbrigg Hall, Garden & Estate yesterday. As a perk of my job is a National Trust family membership, so we’re taking advantage and trying to take in some of these amazing places all over the UK & Scotland, starting with the closest ones – Felbrigg, Blickling & Sheringham Park and then just a little bit further way is Oxbourgh Hall, the moated manor house looks really cool to explore.
The Hall itself is considered one of the most elegant country houses in East Anglia. Their site goes on to say that it is a place of surprises and delights… a mixture of opulence and homeliness… Soren and I both really liked the dining room and today when we talked about our visit, he told us he really liked the Eagle killing the Pigeon. Took me a second, but I remembered in their Bird Wall they had hundreds of taxidermy birds and one of them was just that – a recreation of a prey bird eating a pigeon. I didn’t take a photo of that, but did the owls.
The kids made their way to the cool kids’ area. It was really heaven for our two dirt & water lovers. They used shoves, dug holes, poured water in the dirt to make mud, watered plants & flowers, drove around the wheel barrow and then didn’t want to leave.
I wandered around taking some photos of flowers, butterflies, bees and various birds like a fluffy chicken and two peacocks.
It was a really lovely place and glad we stopped there… looking forward to coming back.
On Wednesday they have a Chili Fest – perhaps something fun for me & the kids? Will look it up and see what it is all about…. it says it is free.