Thursday, 30 June 2011

The Forbidden Corner

We found a new place to visit called the Forbidden Corner. It took us a couple of hours to drive there but we had lots of time to stretch our legs once we arrived.
The kids found this tree with a hole in it big enough for all of them to squeeze into.

Before we entered, we were treated to lunch.
The Forbidden Corner is a unique labyrinth of tunnels, chambers, follies and surprises created in a four acre garden in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales.
Everyone raring to go.
Through the gates
And into a monster

All the children were given a leaflet with lots to find.

Avoiding the spraying statue
We got lost a LOT but that is the whole point :)
A very well endowed praying statue

Hee hee, as the children stepped down to see this monster the muddy water started bubbling, I have never seen K move so quickly as she raced back up the steps in fright :D
Kiki held back unsure of everything.

At the end of this path was a hut

which housed a crow that sprayed water
and a silver goose

The frogs twirled to music and water was sprayed on everyone :)

Out and on the other side of the park where we found a little castle

We climbed to the highest tower

And found a passageway leading down, down, down

and down underground

Which door was the one that lead out the room?

we found a giant

and some dragons?
Back into the sunshine where the only way forward was over some stepping stones.
and spraying water :)

We sat for a while to watch the deer
Before we went to explore again and found another door which open to a VERY dark room
and led down underground. K found a giant mouse trap.

A waterfall!

Quick rest
a glass mountain

back underground we found another corridor
which led us to a room directly beneath the glass mountain.

being sprayed again
And just when we thought that we were all done, we found a giant!
He even had hairy armpits where the birds had made nests :)
It was a fun day out, one that the children are still talking about.


earthboysblog said...

Oh boy,, that seemed like so much fun. How did you find your way home? How are the chickens? I miss mine. I hope they are still alive. xxx

1madmum said...

wow that looks great I've never heard of it before

Kelly said...

What a strange place. Looks like lots of fun though although I might even have a few bad dreams after visiting there.

Pip said...

what an amazing place! It looks like a childs wonderworld! It will definatly be on my list of places to visit next time we are north!