23 February 2015

Visiting Newstead Abbey in the Spring

The last few weeks have seen us decorating and sorting our house out ready for it to go on the market, it means that getting out of the house has been for just an hour at a time. So yesterday, now that everything is complete, we managed to get out of the house for longer.

We headed to Newstead Abbey for a walk around the beautiful gardens and to see the snowdrops, it's a magical place steeped in history and it's a short drive from Nottingham city centre.

Stood behind the waterfall, watching the water made us notice how relaxing and thought provoking it actually was, though it was pretty noisy! There was so much wildlife about, birds, ducks and these rather cheeky swans!

The Japanese gardens on the other hand are peaceful, beautiful and full of fabulous corners to sit and relax in, the waterfalls here are more about gentle running water and are so serene.

With moss covering the stones and the odd clump of snowdrops it wasn't as luscious as the rest of the year but I think that added to the atmosphere as we hopped across the many stepping stones.

We stopped to look bugs under logs, we only spotted a few millipedes, a woodlouse and a cobweb but it was still fun.

The gardens where full of winter plants and the hedges always look beautiful no matter what time of the year, we played in the park and ran around.

And finally our treasures of the day...

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall


  1. This looks like a great place to go and explore, I love the window looking out into the waterfall, I bet it was really peaceful once you got past the noise it made. I love the look of the Japanese gardens as well, I'm sure come spring it will look totally different but still as peaceful. Your two look like they're having a great time running freely around the grounds exploring all the different aspects. Thanks for linking up with Country Kids.

  2. Some stunning photos of the waterfalls. My kids love collecting nature treasures too :)

  3. Oh, how lovely. And, being able to go behind the waterfall is fab! The gardens do look beautiful and very peaceful x #countrykids

  4. Love the treasures. Looks like lots of fun was had. We never find much under rocks and things at this time of year either. Never stood behind a waterfall before, cant imagine how noisy it would be. over from #countrykids


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