On Monday i headed out with the girls and granny to Culross in Fife. This picturesque village with its cobbled streets is the most complete example of a burgh of the 17th and 18th centuries.
We were planning a visit to Culross Palace, but first we had a rather wet play in the park.
We headed on into the palace using our National Trust membership cards and the girls were given a free quiz sheet to do as we went round. Beanster enjoyed listening to the clues so she could work out the locations of hidden chickens and then writing the letter found beside them. The letters eventually spelled out a word connected to the palace. Moo gave it a good go too.
We meandered through the rooms looking at all the furniture and objects and talking about how life then compared to now. The girls found the commodes pretty fascinating and lots of toilet discussion soon took place. The part of the palace they spent most time in was the garden. It seemed to go on forever, going higher and higher and there were lots of hidden nooks and crannies. As you are not allowed to take photographs inside the palace rooms in case the flash damages the artifacts then most of our photographing took place outside.
Beanster and i enjoyed discussing all the things we saw around as. She was especially interested in the twisted plant stems we saw in the flower tunnel.
We almost missed the orchard which would have been a real shame as we wouldn’t have seen the Scots Dumpy hens.
Back inside the palace we came across the dressing up room. We had a lot of fun dressing up in period clothing and dancing to music of the time which i played via youtube on my phone. At one point we were even watched by tourists.
We finished our visit around the palace by making some tissue flowers and having a look in the bakehouse and kitchen.
Granny wanted a cup of tea so she kindly treated us all to cake and a drink before we headed back to her house to play.
Later on the girls made models of Culross Palace: