Hinton Ampner

Last weekend was the summer bank holiday weekend. We spent bank holiday Monday at Hinton Ampner, a National Trust property in Hampshire. Apart from a few spots of rain every now and then, the weather stayed dry and the sun put in a few appearances!


We spent a few hours in the gardens while Angharad completed an activity sheet. The gardens were very lovely with woods, a tennis court and ornamental lawns.

Johnathon had some fun pretending to be a fountain! I’m quite pleased with how the photo came out; he and I will have to try some more perspective shots like this in the future!




An avenue of trees presented another photo opportunity.



We saw a few butterflies, as well, including a small tortoiseshell and a peacock. Tortoiseshells are fairly common in England, but I can’t remember ever seeing a peacock butterfly, so this was quite special.



We also spent some time looking round the house; the kids both had activity sheets, which really helped keep their interest. The Trust doesn’t normally allow photography inside its properties, so no photos of the inside.

All in all, it was a lovely day out!


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