Castle Espie

Last Sunday, we went to Castle Espie with my Mother in law, 2 x sister in laws, brother in law, niece and nephew.  We went to Castle Espie last year too as they always have on special festivities and Santa comes.

When we got there, there were some kids doing crafts so Ollie went to join in.  He put on his painting tshirt and painted the above two ornaments.  The one on the left is an elf and on the right is a snowman.  Kids were only allowed to paint one each, but since Nate is too young to paint, Ollie painted his for him.


After having some mulled fruit punch, tea, coffee and biscuits, Santa’s elf called us in to her little house before being led to see Santa.  Something surprising about this Santa, was that he was wearing green!

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The boys both got lovely gifts.  Nate got a bath book and a baby book about bugs.  Ollie was given a bug collecting kit which he loved, but has still to put to use haha!

DSC_0820 As Castle Espie is a bird reserve, we bought some seed and went to feed the ducks before going home!


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Nate had never seen ducks before now and he had a lot of fun imitating their noises and laughing at them.

DSC_0859 DSC_0873Such a lovely lovely day out thanks to my mother in law!


2 thoughts on “Castle Espie

  1. Dawn says:

    What fun!! So odd to see Santa in green!! Was there a special reason for this??You have such a beautiful family! I can’t believe how big the boys are getting.


  2. Coombemill says:

    Wow that looks like a great visit to make just before Christmas. I have heard the tradition that Santa used to be green, I think he looks rather good too! Just popping over from Blow your own Bloghorn and hoping you might join my Country Kids linky too with those lovely outdoor duck feeding photos.


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