This weekend has been Heritage Day and our local town has been participating. It gave us an opportunity to wander around our local area, discover some of the history and visit some sites that aren’t usually open.
We started our adventure at this beautiful church which just happens to be where we were married and all our children have been christened. I love the fact that we have so many happy memories here.
We then headed on to the beautiful Abbey Gatehouse. It’s a surviving part of a Benedictine Abbey and shows the wealth the local area used to have. We got to have a look inside and when the boys were asked by the National Trust volunteer if they liked it they responded with “boring”!
The Gatehouse is now an entrance to the secondary school so we carried on through the school grounds to the main part of the Abbey and the ‘Lady Chapel’. Accordingly to the boys this was like a Wacky Warehouse! Not too sure which Wacky Warehouse they’ve been visiting!
The boys loved the apple tunnels in the Walled Garden. They make amazing jams from the fruit grown here.
We had a wander around the Rural Museum with all the farm equipment which fascinated the children. We never really knew what they had here but will be visiting again as the boys loved it You know you live in the sticks when there’s a Rural Museum!
We also did quick visits to the 1940s camp and the cemetery as we were running out of time and the boys were desperate to get to the final site.
After jumping in the car we headed out to the Fenland Light Railway. We love it here and it’s a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon.
The walk around town was about 3 miles and we had a great time. There was something for everyone and it was very pushchair friendly. We will definitely be visiting again next year.