We explored Borde Hill’s Garden of Imagination Trail filled with mystical creatures, fairies, unicorns, trolls, magic potions… and some fun challenges, all while exploring the beautiful and diverse setting of Bode Hill Garden.
The kids had lots of fun and the adults were able to take time (yes time!) to enjoy the stunning views and gardens. The flowers were amazing – and the smell, just phenomenal. The trail was well sign posted following the fairies – well we did miss the first 2 activities, too busy looking at the gardens! but did them at the end.
The social distancing measures are well established: your entry to the garden and trail have to be booked online and any payment (cf. cafe) are card only. The trail is organised as an one-way-system which worked really well. The cafe and gift shop (mask compulsory from the 24th July) are open, however the children’s Adventure Playground (with the amazing zipwire) and ice cream kiosk (by the playground) are still currently closed, but hopefully will be opening soon.
We stopped for a light lunch at the cafe and enjoyed a well deserved ice cream 😉. After that the kids had fun just running around on the large grassy area. At the end of the trail (on the way out) the kids were able to pick up their price – a nice sustainable one, but shhh🤫 I will not spoil the surprise!
It is important, before you head off, to book your entry slot (every 30min) and to make note of the road closure and diversion (follow the ‘Borde Hill Garden Open’ signs).
For more information check Borde Hill Garden website, here.