Chiddingstone Castle

chiddingstone castle

We took a visit to Chiddingstone Castle, a favourite of ours, mostly because of the beautiful grounds and tea rooms. The children ran around while we enjoyed Sunday afternoon tea. The staff were extremely friendly and made our stay extra special. We were lucky because today was extra sunny, no coats needed. We enjoyed the beautiful warm sun, eating scones and drinking tea. The children enjoyed lots of running and some apple juice. it really was perfect. 

chiddingstone castle

chiddingstone castle

For a small venue it is a lovely visit, we enjoyed ourselves for a good 2-3 hours, walking around in good time and drinking tea, we didn’t look inside the castle either, this would have taken more time.

chiddingstone castle

Chiddingstone castle also host some great public events, one which we visited recently this September, and watched The Dog and Duck Show which we all really enjoyed. Stuart Barnes was fantastic, he involved the children and kept the adults entertained. It was a really good day with lots of good food and an all round great country show with some really beautiful stalls to look at, including vintage clothing, plants, hand crafted items, live demonstrations and animals such as owls, chickens, horses, and ponies. The children really enjoyed themselves, and even had a go at coconut shy.

chiddingstone castle

childdingstone castle

Chiddingstone castle is a hidden gem, it is tucked away in the country lanes. We were actually recommended to visit by our friends, and only discovered it this September. We are so happy that we did because we really enjoyed it so very much. A fun family day out, and so much lovely wilderness for the children to explore.

chiddingstone castle

childdingstone castle

Here is some lovely footage I captured of our day at Chiddingstone Caste. We can’t wait to visit again. Thank you so much for having us!



  1. Debbie
    September 27, 2015 / 6:58 pm

    Lovely to see you all out having fun together. Lots of love. Beautiful photos xxx

  2. Ruth Daly
    September 28, 2015 / 2:04 am

    This looks like an interesting place to visit. Your photos are great – they capture your day nicely.

  3. Erin @Yorkshiretots
    September 28, 2015 / 11:47 am

    Outdoor space, history, sun, scones and tea sounds like a perfect day out! I love finding little out of the way places to visit!

  4. Zoe Alicia
    September 28, 2015 / 1:16 pm

    A gorgeous looking castle! The Dog and Duck Show sounds very intriguing… I’ll have to click through on the link and find out more! x

  5. Sarah
    September 28, 2015 / 1:58 pm

    Wow. Looks like a beautiful castle! I’ve never been to Chiddingstone Castle but I’d love to go, I think the little’s would enjoy it too! I love your photos 🙂 xx

  6. Erica Price
    September 28, 2015 / 2:01 pm

    I’m not familiar with this place, but what a gorgeous building! I love your pictures and the Dog and Duck show is something I’d like to see.

  7. Linda
    September 28, 2015 / 2:20 pm

    It looks beautiful and you all look like you had a wonderful day. It’s so nice when you get an unexpected warm day at the end of summer isn’t it 🙂

  8. Tori Gabriel
    September 28, 2015 / 2:46 pm

    It looks like you had a lovely day. You were really lucky with the weather (unusual for this country). What is with kids stroking stone animals? My toddler does this!

  9. Ginger
    September 28, 2015 / 5:11 pm

    Wow!! You take such beautiful pictures! This is such a sweet little blog! I’d love to travel here sometime, especially with the kiddos! Please keep sharing these cute little entries!!

    P.S Your children are adorable!!

  10. Blogging Mummy
    September 28, 2015 / 6:26 pm

    Wow it looks like a beautiful day, i love days like this. being outside in the fresh air having a nice time. This castle looks amazing. The scones look fab. We really need to get another day in like this before its to late.

  11. Emma T
    September 28, 2015 / 9:53 pm

    It’s nice to be able to have afternoon tea at a castle. I’ve not really tought about that at any places near us, but worth thinking about in future. Lovely photos.

  12. Lindsay @ Newcastle Family Life
    September 29, 2015 / 6:23 am

    That looks like you had a great family day out. I really need to do more things like this with my own children . Lovely photos xx

  13. Lauren Tracey
    September 29, 2015 / 10:35 am

    It looks so picturesque! I’d love to have a place like that near me for days out!

  14. Charlotte Braithwaite
    September 29, 2015 / 10:55 am

    Gosh! What a beautiful place to visit.
    Love the vlog that goes with it too 😀 So glad you’re vlogging again funny.
    Archie and Sophia are so beautiful, just like mummy – Glad you’re all well

    Charlotte x

  15. The L's Mum
    September 29, 2015 / 2:29 pm

    Looks like a fab day out, the pictures you captured are lovely. I love visiting castles, I’m not sure why but I always find them so interesting. Thanks for sharing your day.

  16. Anna C.
    September 30, 2015 / 10:08 pm

    What a lovely place! The photos look amazing and that photo of the table with the tea looks luxurious! 😀
    Looks like you all had a fun day 🙂

  17. Rachel Hirst (Umeandthekids)
    October 1, 2015 / 8:46 pm

    What a lovely place to visit. I feel like I have done all the museums in attractions in my area and would love to venture a little further afield for a great day out. Love a good afternoon tea too!

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