On Sunday we headed to Rufford Park. It costs £3.00 per car to visit.
Mollie let off some energy in the woods surrounding the site.
After walking through the woods we wandered around the lake. Rufford was busier than we had seen it in a long time.
Near Rufford Mill there are always loads of ducks and gulls which you can feed using seed purchased from the shop in the mill.
Loved the color of the flowers below.
The last few times we have been to Rufford there has been falconry but today we caught the display so I had a go at taking some photo’s. Unfortunately the bird (Casper) blended in with the scenery making it more spot the bird (which happens to be good if you want to catch little mice!).
There is a children’s play area and formal gardens that you are not allowed to take dogs in but we were allowed in this one, you can see Rufford Abbey poking between the trees.
Below is part of what is left of Rufford Abbey. All the Abbey’s here in England were destroyed in Henry VIII’s reign. You can look around the ruins and information is available about the Monks that used to live there and about the dissolution of the monastries.
As usual we also made time for tea and cake, I had a cornflake cake which made me think of primary school : )