Mother’s Day at Rufford Abbey

We took a picnic to Rufford Abbey on Sunday for Mother’s Day but we had to eat it in the car because it was so cold. The girls didn’t bother about the cold at all, they loved the play areas and the large open spaces with hills to roll down and mud to get covered in!
They got red cheeks and cold fingers but hot chocolate with lashings of squirty cream soon warmed them up 🙂

I’m sure we’ll be back to visit again when the summer arrives, it’ll be nice to have a picnic in one of the picnic areas rather than in the car!

Bird display at Rufford Abbey


Kaycee at Rufford Abbey


Rufford Abbey


Ella at Rufford Abbey


Sculptures at Rufford Abbey


Sculptures at Rufford Abbey


Kaycee and Ella in front of a Sculpture of a man at Rufford Abbey


yellow flowers at Rufford Abbey


Ella climbing up the hill after rolling down it at Rufford Abbey


Ella standing on a Sculpture at Rufford Abbey


Kaycee and Ella standing in front of a Sculpture at Rufford Abbey


Ant in front of the dragon arch at Rufford Abbey


Kaycee and Ella at Rufford Abbey


Ella lying on the wet grass at Rufford Abbey


Ant, Kaycee and Ella at Rufford Abbey


Kaycee sitting next to a statue of a monk at Rufford Abbey


Ella standing behind the statue of the monk at Rufford Abbey


Ella loves her hot chocolate with squirty cream and a flake at Rufford Abbey


Kaycee with her hot chocolate and squirty cream at Rufford Abbey


A swan at Rufford Abbey


Ella rolling down the hill at Rufford Abbey


Bird display at Rufford Abbey



  1. Beth Twinderelmo 6th April 2015 at 9:07 am

    Gorgeous photos! Looks like you had fun xxx

  2. Agata Pokutycka 24th March 2015 at 9:35 pm

    Wonderful selection of pictures. It looks like girls had a lovely time.

  3. Jaime oliver 23rd March 2015 at 9:59 pm

    what a perfect way to spend it too! .. we live about 5 miles from there and love it xx

  4. Globalmouse 23rd March 2015 at 8:13 pm

    What a beautiful place….I love all the sculptures. Perfect place to spend mother's day….well, maybe a couple of degrees warmer would be really perfect!

  5. Charlotte R.B 23rd March 2015 at 12:12 pm

    Aww looks like you guys had a fun day out. You're little girls leggings defiantly had fun – her leggings say it all (love it).
    Awesome photos sugar
    Charlotte x

  6. Kara Guppy 23rd March 2015 at 11:45 am

    Looks like you all had a fabulous day out – I bet its even more spectacular in the summer

  7. Liz Burton 23rd March 2015 at 11:41 am

    Looks like you all had a wonderful Mother's Day.

  8. Sarah-Louise Bailey 22nd March 2015 at 8:28 pm

    What an amazing looking place to visit. I could imagine spending hours exploring. x

  9. beautyqueenuk 22nd March 2015 at 3:36 pm

    Wow what a beautful place this looks to visit x

  10. Phoebe @ Lou Messugo 22nd March 2015 at 3:12 pm

    Looks like a fun place to visit, I do enjoy going to places with lots of interesting sculptures.

  11. Mellissa Williams 21st March 2015 at 5:29 pm

    This looks like an interesting place to explore. Nothing beats hot chocolate on a cold day too 🙂

  12. Mums do travel 21st March 2015 at 8:22 am

    Looks like you had a great time – I love the picture of the owl. Where is Rufford?

    1. shelllouise 21st March 2015 at 8:36 am

      It's at Ollerton in Nottinghamshire 🙂

  13. Erica Price 21st March 2015 at 7:00 am

    That does look like a lovely place to visit. We do the car picnic thing if it's chilly too.

  14. Jen Walshaw 20th March 2015 at 9:52 pm

    That looks like a lovely place to visit. We have often had boot picnics too as I hate the cold

  15. Kate Thompson 20th March 2015 at 9:19 pm

    What a lovely place to visit – your girls look like they had loads of fun!

  16. 20th March 2015 at 9:08 pm

    A day out with birds of prey AND hot chocolate just has to be one of the best!

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