We then headed off for a little wander round before lunch. We saw a real trebuchet!
And then visited the Watermill
I love gunneras (the big plant on the right), I'd love to have a massive, stately home-sized garden with a lake and gunneras around it lol.
The children made friends with a peacock :-)
We had a very tasty BBQ lunch back at the marquee followed by an ice cream (both free, awesome!) and then went for a walk along the castle walls and towers to burn some of it off. There were over 500 steps apparently, it certainly felt like that towards the end! I didn't take any photos because I was too busy making sure the children didn't fall down the stairs or something :-S
After we'd finished exploring we headed back to the marquee for a final cup of tea and the children had their faces painted
It was such a great day out and we were very grateful to be given the opportunity to go :-)