The Fantastical Winter Toybox at Erddig National Trust

The Fantastical Winter Toybox at Erddig National Trust

Last weekend was a free weekend, no birthdays, no parties, no appointments – these weekends seem to be rare at the moment. So even though the rain was pouring we decided to go on a little family day out.

One of our favourite National Trust sites had a Fantastical winter toybox trail exhibition on, I remember last year when they had an Alice in Wonderland Trail and it was amazing so I was eager to see this one.

However when we had reached Erddig the rain had turned to snow and was falling quite heavy. We still managed to have a little look around but couldn’t stay as long as we would of liked as it was so cold and wet.

Erddig National Trust

What we did see though was amazing, there where huge old toys scattered around the gardens. A huge ballerina jewellery box, a huge colourful chess set, Noah’s Arc with the animal two by two. It was great running around to see what we could find.

Erddig National Trust

 

The Fantastical Winter Toybox at Erddig National Trust

The Fantastical Winter Toybox at Erddig National Trust

So whilst we didn’t have time to find all of the toys scattered throughout the gardens, I was really impressed with what we did see as were the girls. Erddig always have such amazing exhibitions and this one did not disappoint. And, although we are in January, seeing the beautiful gardens dusted with white snow gave such a Christmas and magical feel – it was beautiful to see.

The Fantastical Winter Toybox at Erddig National Trust

 

 

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23 thoughts on “The Fantastical Winter Toybox at Erddig National Trust

  1. A free weekend what a pleasure that is! I always feel envious of snow, I wish I could see snow falling #pointshoot

  2. What a wonderful way to spend the day. That first shot is such a magical capture but as always all your captures are beautiful. I can’t believe how grown up Alfie is looking too! Thank you for linking up to #PointShoot 📸

  3. This looks lovely, what a fabulous idea. I should imagine it is magical at any time, but I bet the snow did make a big difference. It’s a shame you couldn’t stay as long as you intended but it’s difficult to stay warm isn’t it? Thanks for linking up to #familytraveltips.
    Nat.x

  4. Sounds like a great place to explore when the weather’s a bit warmer. The National Trust have some innovative exhibitions at their sites! Snow looked fab despite curtailing your visit. #CountryKids

  5. Erddig National Trust really have outdone themselves this time, what a fab trail around the gardens. I bet the kids loved discovering all the different “toys” to find, they really did a good job of the items. The snow really must have made it magical for you all, I bet the kids loved exploring in the snow.

    Thanks for linking up with me on #CountryKids.

  6. What a fun place to explore. I love the chess pieces, George would love this. Thank you for joining in with #myfamilyadventures and I hope to see you again at the end of Feb x

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