Yesterday I spent a lovely day at Rode Hall & Gardens with my twins, Julia from Rainbeaubelle and her little girl. It’s a little further from us on the Wirral than we thought but we easily managed it as a day out in between school drop off and pick up. It was nice to venture a little further afield and explore somewhere new.
Rode Hall & Gardens is home to one of the UK’s finest Snowdrop Walks (30 Jan – 6 March) and is a magical end-of-winter walk for all the family, where you can explore the gardens and see over 70 varieties of snowdrops. (I’m not sure we saw all 70 but we enjoyed seeing lots of them).
Rode is apparently one of the few gardens in the North West who open at this time of year for ‘Snowdrop Walks’ as lots of homes and gardens stay closed until Easter.
We arrived at Rode as it opened at 11, and were given a map of the gardens and three activity sheets for the children (well us) to complete. We were actually shown around by Amanda Wilbraham one of the current owners of the house, and it was fascinating to listen to her stories of the house and how her children explored the gardens when they were growing up.
Once we had negotiated the hats/gloves/scarves debacle that you have with three little ones, they set off, maps in hand to explore the gardens.
Garden Only: Adults £5, Children 5-15 £1.
RHS/HHA Members Free