Day two of the caravan holiday began with black clouds and stormy winds.
That didn’t stop me from taking my coffee out to the decking and putting my feet up. I’ll be damned if I’m going to let something as bad as a horrendous storm take the edge off my caravan holiday.
There’s a little beach on the other side of the road from the caravan site. It’s tiny. The dark clouds, choppy waters and brisk wind make for an atmospheric setting, so me and Jenny take the opportunity to throw a few pebbles into the loch.
Castle Kennedy Gardens
The weather severely restricted our choices of what we could do, but the kids had wellies and puddles suits, so we went for it. Close by were the Castle Kennedy Gardens. The website makes it look okay. It had a pumpkin hunt on so we packed our waterproofs and headed out.
The pictures on the website simply didn’t do the place justice. The scenery is stunning. The grey clouds actually started to clear and the sun came out. We were given maps for the pumpkin hunt, and we went on our way to solve the halloween puzzle.
There were lots of hills to climb, and puddles for the kids to splosh through. Plenty of mud too. You couldn’t turn around without having an amazing view smack you in the face. It was incredible.
There were land sculptures, bridges, pathways, monkey puzzle trees, squelchy mud walks, pumpkin riddles, lakes and lochs and conkers. That’s a heck of a tick-list for a kid’s day out.
I’d recommend it whole-heartedly. It was a brilliant day out, and we’ll definitely be back.