We visited as a family with our 3 year old son on a lovely warm Saturday. We had all worn sandals and I was worried when we arrived that we would struggle with the pathways when I realised it was a half - mile walk to the castle! But the tarmac was in great condition and the walk up to the castle was beautiful. We arrived around 11.15 and our son went straight onto kids play ground and spent a good half hour there. We had brought a picnic lunch with us and had it on the lawn behind the main playground. There was a wedding taking place so we couldn't go into the house which although we hadn't planned to do, I was rather disappointed after seeing how lovely it looked from the outside! However we were still able to walk around the outside of the house and we went up to the Meadow Vole Maze which my son loved - so much we had to go straight back in and do it again after we came out! We had an ice cream in the courtyard cafe then went to Meet The Birds which was interesting and informative. We then walked down to the terrace which boasted some stunning views, and back through the Muncaster churchyard which was beautiful and so peaceful.
The gardens are beautiful - not obsessively manicured, but allowed to be a little wild which promotes the natural beauty of the place. We had a fabulous day here and would love to return and see the house this time. Definitely a hidden jewel!
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