Ever since opening his knights costume on Christmas Day number four has been obsessed with knights and everything that goes with them.
So when we were invited to explore Leeds Castle in Kent it was the perfect opportunity for him to don his costume and make his dreams become reality!
As soon as we entered the castle grounds there was something special to look at and take in. From the winding pathways through the gardens, magnificent peacocks and tranquil ponds where the children loved feeding the ducks.
We were lucky that our trip coincided with their Charlie And The Chocolate Factory event which involved the children searching the castle and grounds for golden tickets and huge bars of chocolate while completing their quiz sheet to claim their prize at the end.
Once we reached the castle we were taken back by its grandure. It was much larger and more beautiful than I had envisaged.
The children expored every nook and cranny of the building before stepping inside. They were all taken with the tiny doors they kept coming across and tried with all their might to get a peek inside!
The inside of the castle was just as splendid. Each room was immaculately preserved and transported you back to how things might have been all those years ago.
I need to come back to really appreciate everything the castle has to offer as the younger ones found bounding through the hallways far more appealing than looking at the rooms!
It was coming up for lunchtime so we headed towards the restaurant to refuel. I was pleasantly surprised with the pretty building that housed the restaurant. There was an extensive menu of hot and cold food at good prices and to the delight of the children the Charlie And The Chocolate theme ran through here with the splendid treat table.
With full bellies we headed over to the play area. This was all in keeping with the castle theme and had a seperate area for older children which is always welcome with our family with the big age gaps.
At this point the heavens opened and with some very soggy and tired children we started our journey home.
There is still territory we haven’t discovered such as the maze and the grotto which looked like great fun. We would also have loved to have taken a trip round on the train but all of this will be something to look forward to next time.
There are some fantastic events going on throughout the year and the first one to catch my eye was the Mothers Day event this weekend where you can treat the special lady in your life to a delicious meal in beautiful surrounding.
We throughly enjoyed our whole day and would highly recommend this for families with children of all ages. There is something to please everyone from 1-100!
We were gifted tickets for the purpose of this review and they are all my own honest opinions.
2 thoughts on “Our Trainee Knight At Leeds Castle ”
I’ve loved reading your review from here,it is on my wish list of places to visit and your post suggest that it really does live up to expectations. the scale and grandeur of the castle is truly impressive, but it looks like they have also thought of the children with the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory theme too. Definitely one to recommend and it sounds like a day that will remain with your children for some time to come. Thank you so much for sharing over on #CountryKids
Thank you so much for featuring my post! It really is a lovely place to visit if you are ever near. Much more than just the castle to see x