Hyde Hall Gardens

Another day out – we went to Hyde Hall Gardens in April. We’ve been before, but this was easily my favourite time. The gardens were in bloom, and although it was a little windy, there are enough cafes and sheltered spots to make it enjoyable. Once again the photos will show it off better than my words…Starred Photos251

The little one loved the ducks of course, and we were all fascinated by the sculptures including the one below which moved in the wind.

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The small print – Hyde Hall is and RHS garden. Entry is £9.95 for adults, £4.95 for children aged 5-16 and free for under 5’s. The amounts vary a bit according to whether you include gift aid, buy family tickets etc etc but that’s roughly what you’ll pay. The cafe was busy, but we did get a table fairly easily. The food was good, although I wouldn’t recommend their kiddie lunchboxes – most of it was processed food and it included no fruit. They also have a very nice shop with plants, books, home goods, toys and more.

It’s not set up for children – keep an eye on them around the pond – so there is no playground, but there are plenty of areas for little ones to potter and it’s fairly buggy friendly (although you will be pushing on smooth grass if you want to explore the whole garden). We all had a lovely time and look forward to going again in a different season.

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