We have been doing quite a bit of hibernating of late but at the end of January we had a mini break to Whinfell Forest Center Parcs. We've never been before so we weren't quite sure what to expect! The check in was a little strange and although I can see why they like no cars on the park we did find it a bit of a pain having to park away from our lodge. By the look of the carpark most people didn't leave the entire week but we were on the edge of the Lake District and we'd never been before so there was so much we wanted to do and see. We liked having the use of a warm swimming pool though but that is really the only facility we used so maybe center parcs is a bit wasted on us?? I found it a little strange that the only leaflets were for things you could do on the park and none for the surrounding area? We didn't let that stop us though..
We had a rainy walk around Kendal and spotted this beautiful little church which dated from the 13th century. Was disappointed not to buy any famous Kendal Mint Cake whilst we were her though I used to love it as a teenager.
Couldn't resist a trip to see the most famous of all the Lakes-Windermere, it was HUGE and so pretty. Real life Swallows and Amazons with a little white boat sailing in the background. Beautiful views of snow capped mountains in the background too.
Trees, water and snow capped mountains-what a perfect way to spend a January day..
Cordelia took this photo of a little Robin
Even Bailey came along!
I think the bit the children loved the most was watching Sherlock series two on DVD after swimming and tea every evening. They are hooked on the BBC series and Piper even thinks its better than the original Sir Arthur Conan Doyle books, I think the fact its Bilbo Baggins and Smaug may have helped slightly too...