December is upon us and we are officially in the Festive Season. It is now acceptable to eat and drink ridiculous amounts of sweets, mince pies, shortbread and mulled wine each and every day whilst eating chocolate for breakfast – what’s not to love?!?
We headed to Blicking Hall in Norfolk where the house and gardens have been lit up with thousands of lights for Christmas. I have to be honest, although it’s December I haven’t been feeling as “festive” as I wanted to but this has kicked it off BIG TIME!!!
It was busy and we had to wait to get into the carpark but it was well worth it. The house was colourfully lit up and there were small Christmas Trees all the way down the driveway. The gardens and courtyard were a sea of lights and there were Christmas songs playing, it would have been rude not to sing along!
All the lights led on from each other naturally taking you around the gardens into the walled gardens and back to the front of the house. There were Venison Burgers, Mulled Wine, Soup and Hot drinks available at several pop-up cafes along the way as well as the main restaurant being open.
The children loved finding all of Father Christmas’ reindeers that were all around the gardens and we’re even going to try and have a go at building our own at home!
There was a real air of Christmas Magic and it has really kick started our Christmas. No children were lost, minimal tantrums and no injuries, so I think that’s a successful trip.
If you live nearby it’s really worth a visit. Christmas at Blickling is open until 10th December, 11am-6pm and if you’re a member of the National Trust, it’s FREE!