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My adventures at Clumber Park

Clumber park is based in North Nottinghamshire, just south of Worksop, in the northernmost part of Sherwood Forest.

In early June 2011 I was lucky enough to spend a few days camping in the newly opened campsite at Clumber Park, below is my amazing adventures of Clumber park in pictures enjoy as I certainly did and highly recommend to all for more details on Clumber Park http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-vh/w-visits/w-findaplace/w-clumber_park-2.htm

The Coleman Tent all put up ready for my camping holiday at Clumber Park

The Clumber Park campsite has only recently opened. Pitch a tent from only £15.00 per night, how could I refuse to stay. Also on site are the ultra cool camping cabins (pods and wigwams) starting from only £38.00 per night these cool pods provide great accommodation for up to 5 people (next time I visit will be trying out a pod) Not only do you have the option of the pods and wigwams but there is also a Mongolian Yurt a 22 foot tent sleeping up to 4 people more details on the Clumber campsite is here  http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-vh/w-visits/w-findaplace/w-clumber_park-2/w-clumber_campsite-now-open.htm

Clumber park pods

Clumber park pod

While camping in Clumber park, I had access to 3,800 acres of green open space, enjoyed walking down Europe’s longest double avenue of lime trees , which line the grand entrance. I hired a bike and went on a 20 mile bike route through the park, and enjoyed a meal in the on site restaurant, which used fresh ingredients picked from the Clumber park walled kitchen garden.

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The walls of the walled kitchen garden

The walled Kitchen garden has a wealth of sights and smells to experience, from herbaceous borders, trees laden with heritage varieties of fruit.

Inside the walled kitchen garden Clumber park

looking down to the walled garden

walks around Clumber park

chapel of st mary Clumber park

Chapel of St Mary the Virgin, Clumber chapel was  built between 1886 and 1889

lots to see around Clumber park

While I stayed on the campsite at Clumber park I was delighted to learn about the discount on the bike hire, my daughter enjoyed the tag bike we hired as we did a 20 mile bike ride around Clumber park

Hiring bikes at Clumber park

amazing tree bark

Lots of amazing wildlife and nature to see at Clumber Park, the man made serpentine lake offers a 4 mile route around its banks, with amazing views from the ornamental bridge and opportunities for bird spotting, there are over 200 species living at Clumber Park including Mallards, Swans, Geese and Coots.

chocolate tree in the souvenir shop

Clumber Park is a perfect place for all the family take a look at this link tot he Clumber Discovery and Exhibition centre  http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-vh/w-visits/w-findaplace/w-clumber_park-2/w-clumberpark-clumber-discovery-and-exhibition-centre.htm 

While I was camping at Clumber Park I had the great experience of the wartime weekend lots of fantastic pictures below from the weekend.

Clumber Park wartime weekend

wartime suitcases

wartime clumber park


wartime at clumber park

wartime dancing clumber park


wartime dancing clumber park


shopping for vintage


wartime shopping clumber park

wartime ladies



A mothering sunday tribute blog – I love my mum x

Mothering Sunday is a day to appreciate & remember all mums, step-mums, grandmas, and every who is a carer and supports the mothering roll, the list really is endless to what Mothering Sunday symbolizes. In my eyes mothering Sunday should be everyday and not just once a year! 😉  I love my mum and appreciate everything she does. My mum is one inspirational talented lady, from running her own business, to making crafts, baking, drawing, dancing and she even was on TV in the 1980’s with dance troupe rainbow. Mum at the age of 60 went back to university to obtain a degree in web design proving that age is just a number! and of course shes a fantastic grandma and we all love her to bits. So this blog is a tribute in photographs (and a video)  to how fabulous my mum is  – Happy Mothers Day mum xX

My mum in the 60's on holiday in cornwall

My mum with her FAB mum Granny Rose who sadly died of Breast Cancer when my mum was only 26 she died before I was born so I never got chance to meet her.

My young beautiful mum

My mum a snappy 60's dresser!

My mum on her wedding day she even made her own wedding dress!

Mum in the lake district my favorite picture of mum

mum in the lake district on her honeymoon

Mum with me as a baby ( we still have that rug)

Mum with my sister and me as a baby

On holiday in 80's in North Yorkshire, mum, sister and me

Fat Betty on the Yorkshire moors with mum, sister and me

Many years later I go back and revisit one of my fond child hood memorys

Mum and me in caravan

my christening, sister, mum, great nanna, me and dad

Mum her friend, daughter and me walking

My mum falling over on mums running race at school sports day

mum in the 80's in her rainbow dance troupe outfit

Mum in yellow with the dance troupe she was in called rainbow (80s)

mum and friends in the 80's

Mum with her tap dancing friends

mum boobs



Mum came to wales to meet her grandaughter

mum taking my daughter out for a stroll

Mum (grandma) baking with my daughter

mum with her hello kitty creation

and heres a cake I bought 😉

my sister, dad and mum on a walk