Polesden_woodpecker.jpgPolesden Lacey is a magnet to us, every holiday sees us making a beeline for the estate and gardens.  This week we walked around the woodlands with friends seeing the first flush of blue in the bluebell woods.  Toward the end of walk we passed the children’s play area.  In former times this was THE reason to visit, this time all three children declared themselves too old for such delights.  It only seems like yesterday when they were too small to tackle the obstacle course.  We only had time to admire the new carved seat, adorned with this rather fine woodpecker,  for weary parents before heading for the tearoom.




  1. April 3, 2016 / 12:23 am

    I went to Polesden Lacey years ago. This is such a beautiful sculpture. #MySundayPhoto

  2. April 3, 2016 / 12:31 am

    Your handsome woodpecker has made me realise that it will be strange when one day soon my two decide that they no longer want us to divert to a play area!

  3. April 3, 2016 / 12:41 am

    what a great carving and I’ve seen photos from Polesden Lacey before, it looks a great place to explore the outdoors

  4. April 3, 2016 / 3:23 am

    Wow this takes me back. It was always a favourite place to go for us too, loved walking there in all seasons.

  5. April 3, 2016 / 6:25 am

    Aww they are growing up! That seat looks amazing. I’m looking forward to the time I can have a little sit down rather than trying to clamber up and down the equipment. Hehe.

  6. April 3, 2016 / 7:25 am

    I just love wooden carvings and this is beautiful x

  7. April 3, 2016 / 1:54 pm

    That is just beautiful! What a lovely place to visit x

  8. April 3, 2016 / 3:55 pm

    I’m always amazed by wood carving, it can get so intricate. This woodpecker fits in so well with the outdoors and environment it’s in.

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