On Saturday we wrapped ourselves up nice and warm and headed out to one of our favourite places, Dyrham Park. My parents were in the area so we met them there and introduced them to the park which was lovely. Of course our day had to start with a walk to our special tree and we took another photo to add to our growing collection.
Since this part of the park is so exposed it was really blustery and cold which definitely blew the cobwebs away! We were lucky enough to see the deer in this area as well which was lovely because last time Lyra was too small to really be able to notice them. She seemed captivated by them this time though.
Once we had had enough of the wind we headed towards the house to warm up. Before we made it to the house though we stopped at the Old Lodge to see Father Christmas. Unfortunately Lyra fell asleep before we made it there and I thought it would be a little mean to wake her just to meet him so we gave it a miss and took a photo of sleeping Lyra and a festive cow instead! Then it was off to the house we went. We spotted this cute little Rudolph on the way and I just had to get a picture.
The basement was open which was an area Matt and I hadn’t been in before and it was full of festive things which was really nice. I feel that although we’ve been excited for Christmas in our house we haven’t really had a chance to enjoy the season whilst out and about. After Saturday we feel well and truly festive though. We were greeted with a tasting of mulled perry (which was delicious) and then headed in to see their beautiful Christmas trees and watch the children make decorations for them. The next room had mince pies for us to try as well as mead and a fun little photo opportunity which obviously we couldn’t resist!
Lyra was so funny when we put the antlers on. She kept looking at Matt and I in turn with a confused look on her face, it was so cute. My Mum ended up buying her some antlers in the shop because, lets face it, she looks pretty damn adorable in them!
After this it was back out in the cold again and off to the church to hear some carols. Like I said, it was a very festive day. Before we knew it it was time to head home before it started getting dark, the day just flew by. I think that this may have been one of my favourite trips to Dyrham Park yet and that’s saying something!
You can read about our past visits to Dyrham Park here.