What better way to spend a sunny Winter’s afternoon than at a castle. Those of you who have been to Camp Bestival will recognise this beauty as Lulworth Castle – the venue for the fabulous family festival. It looks a bit different the rest of the year – still just as stunning, but a little more peaceful!
I love the light of a bright winter afternoon, it may be chilly but the sky has a warm glow to it, and watching the sun setting behind the castle is a sight to behold.
These photos all look very serene don’t they? But let’s not forget I was out and about with my three daft boys..
We came across peacocks, who were clearly expecting us to have pockets full of bread or something. Do peacocks eat bread like a common or garden duck? Or do they require brioche or something more befitting their status? We had neither, but took delight in admiring their jewel like colours, right up until they got too close and caused my eleven year old to fall backwards over a table in his haste to run away from them – no harm done fortunately!
And Syd finally got to go inside the castle, something he was itching to do the past two years at Camp Bestival. It suffered terrible damage in a devastating fire in 1929, but you can still get a feel for the place, as well as enjoying a history lesson, looking at the artifacts that were saved and having a play in the activity room.
A great place for a family day out – you can walk in the grounds for the price of a parking ticket, and entrance to the castle itself costs an additional charge (£5 per adult, £3 per child and under 4’s are free). You can find out more about opening times on their website here. We will be going back on a warmer day, with a picnic in tow. Syd had to be dragged away kicking and screaming on this occasion, so I will be making sure we have more than a couple of hours next time – and of course we will be back for Camp Bestival next Summer!
Love Miss Cisco XXX