Yesterday we woke to a perfect spring day. Warm, bright, and still, definitely a day to get out of the city. We decided to make use of our Westonbirt Arboretum membership passes and spend the day in the woods. Last time we were at Westonbirt, in early April, spring had just begun and the blossoms were in bud with a promise of colour on it’s way. This time everything was in full bloom and the colour and scent of the flowers were wonderful.

We set no agenda, or route and strolled at child’s pace around the trees. Stopping here and there to explore bamboo caves, climb log mountains, and smell the blooms to compare scents. I had packed a picnic and when our tummies began to rumble we found a clearing which, despite the busyness of the day, felt like our own private garden. Here we spent a wonderful hour eating and lying on the grass while the children played hide and seek.

We finished our day with an ice-cream and headed back into Bristol happy and tired.

Westonbirt Arboretum


Westonbirt Arboretum in spring

Westonbirt Arboretum family day out


Westonbirt Arboretum bluebells