While most of the country was siting down to watch some tennis on Sunday afternoon, we decided to use our free 1 day ticket to Cogges.
I hadn't been this year and the kids and Granny had very excitedly won their competition last week to make the best scarecrow! The prize for which was a day ticket.
The investment in making it more fun for kids is very evident, out the front is a fabulous new wooden tractor and slide area which the 1 year old loved!
Out the back behind the house, in the old moat area is now the most fantastic wooden castle/fort, with zip wire, slides, another climbing frame, a wobbly bridge and a swing.
The construction is beautiful, very sturdy and lots of possibilities for fun, the eldest liked the zip wire, I liked the climbing and the 7 year old liked the balancing beams (old tree trunks!)
The weather was absolutely scorching but the shade in the orchard was welcome for our lunch-time picnic. Owing to the tennis and the heat, it was blissfully quiet!
As always the walled garden is stunning and we enjoyed the biscuits, courgette cake and griddle cakes in the kitchen!
On the front lawn is a croquet set, which all the girls (and Daddy!) enjoyed. In the stables is also a new, small soft play area which the youngest enjoyed.
We'll definitely be back, a season ticket for the summer holidays is going to be good value and well used!