We head out to the lakes on Friday morning for a fun packed weekend in the Windermere area – this was to be the first time that we would be staying in a hotel – we selected the Windermere Manor Hotel between Windermere and Troutbeck Bridge – more about it later.
Friday was a day to enjoy a walk around Grasmere (and to collect some of the fabulous Gingerbread of course 🙂 ) and to take a leisurely swim in the hotel pool, followed by a nice dinner in Bowness at the Village Bar and Grill opposite the church in the centre of town.
We met up with the Box’s from Saturday morning onwards.
The weather was TREMENDOUS – sunshine all weekend and 20+ degrees Celcius – YAY!!! The last time we came to the lakes with the Box’s it was very good weather as well – they are clearly good luck regarding the weather 🙂
So, we head out to Ducky’s Park Farm on Saturday morning (there were not many people at the farm so it was a lovely relaxed time with the maximum amount of time to spend on everything 🙂 and finished the day playing in the park at Grasmere – Bowness was just too busy and our two soldiers fell asleep in the car – strangely about 60 seconds AFTER daddy put Bob The Builder music album on in the car… We actually got to the farm BEFORE opening time and were sat in the car park for a little while before anyone else got there – the evidence is below for the non-believers 🙂 :
We had a fab Magic Wok Chinese meal at the Box’s place (high up on the hillside above Windermere town) with a stunning view out over the lake:
On Sunday we walked to the top of Orrest Head above Winderemere town and just out of the top of the garden from the Box’s place – awesome garden with tremendous views and hidden paths etc for the kids to forage around in – that’s pretty much all they did on Saturday evening :-). Bite of lunch at the LightHouse in Windermere and on to the park in Waterhead with the scooters for an hour or two.
Then finally in the car for a looooonnnnnnggg ride home thanks to some poor family that had crashed there motorhome 🙁 Hopefully they were all OK and got out of the wreckage safely.
Finally, here’s a link to all the photos that daddy took over the weekend.