We took the entire family to Leeds Castle for Rachel's 11th birthday ( how did she get that old!)
Definitely one of the child friendly places (although mine have a good time at all the castles) there is a huge maze, huge children's play area and ice cream.
I'm very happy with this photo I took of walking up to the castle.
Entrance to the castle.
That is a dog collar!
It was for a hunting dog to protect its neck against wild boars, it was huge!
My family, I know my sister has her eyes closed but it was the best photo out of about a 100.
Now that's a better photo of my sisters, we ran away from the children into the maze and lost them!
My favourite room in the castle, the library about 3000 books in total.
The sofa was an amazing blue colour ( I sat on it and got told off whoops!)
One of the bedroom views.
Four of mine, four nieces and a great niece.
I want a willow that big!
It was a lovely day out, we had an enormous picnic, the kids loved the play area and all seemed really interested in the castle and its history. As its not National Trust or English Heritage it was quite expensive to enter, but the ticket is valid for a year and with it only being 1/2 hour away a great place to spend the afternoon with a book, blanket and kids entertained.
The kids have suggested a star rating for each place, one for them and one for me.
Mum rating 4/5 stars ( I wanted bigger formal gardens to wander around and it to be cheaper to enter)
Children rating 5/5 stars ( The play area being the deciding factor and mums carrot cake!)