Saturday, 29 October 2011

A Blaze of Colour at Westonbirt

Despite the drizzle I packed a picnic, loaded the VW with dogs & kids & headed off to Westonbirt & even in the damp, overcast weather the trees looked amazing.

We walked the dogs through Silk Wood & spent ages in the National Japanese Maple Collection picking up as many different coloured leaves from the woodland floor as we could find.

Popping the dogs back in the VW & having a quick spot of coffee & homemade shortbread we then headed off to the Old Arboretum (dog free zone) to do the family trail.

The kids loved it!  We kicked leaves, played games on the troll bridge & finished up in the play area, that although small, entertained the kids for half an hour.

The shop was shut by the time we were finished with our fun, which was probably a good thing.

My photo's don't do the Arboretum justice, so if you've not been before do hop over to their website.  Or perhaps you've been following BBC's Autumnwatch this month who have been broadcasting from Westonbirt.

Westonbirt Arboretum

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