Bluebells at Rococo Garden
We visited Rococo Garden in Painswick earlier in the year to see the snowdrops. I knew then that we would have to return to see the bluebells later in the year. We went back towards the end of the Easter holiday. Not only were the bluebells looking gorgeous, but there was also a trail for the kids to follow around the garden. Freyja hadn’t visited before. Emily had been telling her all about the “little houses” and play area in the woods, so she was looking forward to our visit. It was also a glorious day – perfect for enjoying the garden.
The girls wanted to get started on the trail straight away. They took some time to work out which way they needed to go. They knew they needed to look for rabbits for the clues. After using the map to orientate themselves, it didn’t take long for them to find the first clue. Next to it was a wooden box which contained some information to help them answer a question on their clue sheet. There was also ink and a letter stamper which was needed to spell out the final answer.
The Easter trail took us all around the gardens. It gave Emily a chance to show Freyja all the “little houses” that she had discovered on our first visit.
Although the girls were looking forward to seeing the bluebells, the trail held their attention whilst I was able to take a few pictures. The bluebells were found throughout the garden and not just in the Bluebell Wood.
The girls took a break from searching for clues to play on the lawn. They don’t get on all the time, but it is a joy to watch them when they are. It is moments when they are enjoying each other’s company that I am so pleased that they have each other.
When they returned to hunting for clues, we found that it wasn’t just bluebells in abundance at Rococo. There were also swathes of wild garlic.
Emily was most excited about showing Freyja the play area. This time she had someone to go on the see-saw with.
It was also a lot less muddy than our previous visit, which helped when exploring.
On our last visit, Emily didn’t get a chance to go on the swing. As it was much quieter this time, not only did she get a go, she also found it was perfect for two. No need to argue about taking turns when you can both sit on together.
Having completed the Easter Trail, the girls were rewarded with an Easter Egg each. With it being such a warm day, these had to be consumed quickly before we left. It is hard not to love Rococo Garden. It is such a beautiful and peaceful place. There is plenty to keep the girl interested, but also lots of places to sit down, take in the views and enjoy being outside.