Over these summer holidays I've had to spend a lot of time finding activities for my boys to do to keep them busy. Even though my boys are completely different personalities when it comes to exploring they're both the same. They love to get outdoors (when made to) and explore what they can see. Last Thursday we visited Calke Abbey and Calke Explore in The National Forest and the boys got to climb, run around, and explore.
We got up on Thursday to miserable weather, the clouds covered the sky and there was drizzle in the air. It didn't bode well for the rest of the day.
The boys got ready and I told them to prepare for a wet day. We all got in the car and drove the 24 miles towards our destination. I wasn't sure what to expect from Calke Abbey, even though I've lived in the area most of my life I've never visited but I was excited for the boys to get to explore the woodland in Calke Explore.
On arrival at Calke Abbey we were told to go to Calke Explore first because there was a one-way system. As we got out of the car and donned our coats I realised it wasn't cold, it was wet and rainy but not cold.