Westonbirt Arboretum Photos / October 2015
We visited Westonbirt Arboretum today for the first time. I’ve wanted to go for a while, but for some reason it was a place I always forgot about. As soon as someone mentioned it I would remember all about this place. It’s in Tetbury, Gloucestershire, so not too far from us. The drive there was lovely, up to the top of a steep hill and through picturesque countryside with plenty of Cotswold stone properties and walls to admire.
We chose the short walk as we had our three year old, Bella, in tow. One hour is recommended for this walk, but I’d recommend longer! We took nearly two hours and cut it short! We must have seen only half of this trail! There are so many amazing trees to look at (and photograph) and wooden houses, tree stump trails and more which Bella stopped and played on. You really could spend an entire day walking around and that’s exactly what I plan to do with a picnic in the warmer weather next year.
Bella had great fun playing in the wooden children’s park before we set off on our walk. There were plenty of food stalls plus a café and a restaurant to satisfy all. Bella enjoyed a delicious stone baked pizza to fuel up! Sadly their card machine wasn’t working and we only had enough money for Bella’s pizza, which is why we cut our day a bit short! Me and Ben had to eat our snacks as our lunch and we ran out of water! Bella was also quite tired after a couple of hours walking and as it was muddy, Ben didn’t fancy muddy boots all over his jacket with a shoulder carry! We’ll go back for longer next year as there is SO much more to see.
Here are my favourite photos: