Trip to Berkhamsted

Saturday, 25 January 2014

I was feeling a bit cooped up today and seeing as the weather forecast for tomorrow is looking really bad, I wanted to get out with Baby A for a bit of fresh air.

My partner was heading back from a trip away and therefore Berkhamsted sprang to mind as it was on his route home and therefore a good place for us to meet up.

We met at Waitrose for our free cup of tea, of course, with our MyWaitrose cards. Then we took a stroll to Berkhamsted Castle. It's amazing that these ruins are so close to the town centre, tucked away behind the train station.

The ruins are really great for kids to run around and explore. When I visited the Castle for the first time in the summer, I remember watching some kids who had brought their wooden swords and shields. They were having so much fun. I will definitely bring Baby A here again when she's older.

Today it was just a short visit as it was quite windy, particularly when we climbed to the top of the Keep.

It's worth the short climb up as you get a sense of the scale of the Castle and some pretty good views too! This time around the moat was full of water making it more authentic.

It's free to visit and wander around the Castle. There's a few informational boards around so you can learn about the history. On my last visit when the weather was much warmer, we took some food with us and enjoyed our picnic sat in the grounds.

On the way back from the Castle, we took the path along by the canal which is a nice stroll. Baby A was interested in the ducks and geese we saw and the boats we passed.

We took Baby A in her pushchair today rather than her carrier as it was only a short walk. The grounds are buggy friendly. We just parked it up and my partner carried Baby A up the steps to the top of the Keep.

So a lovely few hours out with Baby A and my partner with a nice walk, a bit of history and a free cup of tea too!

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