I have just returned from a wonderful family weekend away in the beautiful Gloucestershire Countryside. Once a year in September my extended family meet in Gloucester for a weekend of Golf, Shopping, Sightseeing and family dinners. It all started fifteen years ago, when, after my Grandpa passed away, my Father and his Brother and Sister (who both live in Gloucester), set about organising a Golf Event in memory of my Grandpa, who made golf bags for a living and always wanted all his children and their cousins to play golf together. It is therefore a very emotional and happy weekend that all my family; Parents, Aunts, Uncles, Great Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Second Cousins.... there are so many of us, look forward too each year.
Of course, not all of us play golf, so those that don't will either shop at the many wonderful villages in the Cotswolds, or like me, visit places to entertain families. This year we went to the Cotswold Wild Life Park, set in 160 acres of parkland and gardens around a listed Victorian Manor House that has been open to the public since 1970.
There are so many animals to see at the Park, which the children loved. But there are also wonderful gardens to wander through, with beautiful flowers and plant life to swoon over and not to mention the stunning main house.
This is the second year I have visited the Wildlife Park and I could return again and again, it is such a lovely place to visit, with something for everyone, check out their website if you get the chance you can find it here COTSWOLD WILDLIFE PARK
The favourite part of the park for me is the walled garden, with its stunning flowers and gorgeous ponds, it's like stepping into a secret garden, gloriously colourful, yet tranquil.
After a day at the Park we then got dressed up and made our way to the Golf Club for a family dinner, speeches and prizes for those who play golf. The main prize winner receiving the "Richard Whybra Trophy" in memory of my Grandpa. Below is a photo of my boys in their "Grown Up" clothes as they call them!!! My little Angels!!