Hampton Court Palace isn’t exactly a kids dream destination. You won’t get squeals of delight at the sight of the architecture, the history, the rose gardens or from the fact that it’s one of the Royal Palace’s. In fact, if not for the café with scrummy scones and cakes and the kick arse (and world’s oldest) hedge maze then the whole day would have been a complete bust.
You can see how thrilled Master 7 was with the rose gardens…
Mummy stopping to take photos of random roses she deemed pretty went down really well too. The purple one was called “Blue Moon” and the orangey-pink one didn’t have a name (I know, I know…you’re as excited as the kids right now)
We played two rounds of hide-and-seek in the maze (good fun). Naturally I won the first round and became a marker for fellow hedge-mazers whilst standing hidden at an intersection.
Here’s Master 10 in a very dramatic shot as he discovered me.
Daddy won the second round. This was not surprising given our kids idea of a hiding spot was around the first bend covered by a raincoat. Apparently it was such a brilliant plan that one copied the other and shuffled up a little ways. They’re super sneaky ordinarily. Take them into a grocery store and they’re master hiders but apparently hedges aren’t their forte.
We then headed to the Tiltyard Cafe…
We’ve been super busy over the past 2 weeks and I have loads of photos to share when I get a few good hours to plant myself in front of the computer!