This was my 2nd trip to Alnwick gardens, and the first time I did not have a push chair with me!
The ticket booth is hard to find, but the tickets, though expensive, are valid for a year, which is OK if you live nearby!
My toddler really did enjoy it, there are ride on peddle diggers at the base of the grand cascade and he adored those. He liked filling them up from the base of the Grand Cascade. He also love the fountains in the serpent garden, and we all liked the excuse to play in them ourselves. Do take welly boots and water proofs for small children though, as they will get wet!
The poison garden gives a silly and slightly sensationalised over view of the properties of common plants, but its fun.
We had morning coffee in the restaurant and it was very good, the toilets are spectacular, but the shop is very twee.
The problems started when we tried to go up to the top of the garden. The only level, ramped access, rather then steps, takes you right round the back of the garden behind tall hedges. You have the choice of missing things or having to go back and forwards a lot. We ended up dragging an empty pushchair up a lot of steps while my toddler ran off ahead to hide in various hedges and goggle at the fountains.
The tree house was also quite fun, but again not good with a pushchair! Taking it over the wobbly bridges was interesting.
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