We are thrilled that the Himalayan Hideout and the Hedge Maze are now open. Children are already enjoying exploring the hideout which is built around two enormous sweet chestnut trees. They seem to love chasing each other round and round the structure, climbing up the scramble net and along the climbing wall. Two new benches mean that there is somewhere for parents or grandparents to sit and relax whilst watching them.

We have fenced the hedge maze and so it is still possible to explore and get lost even thought the trees are still quite small. Shirlie's mysterious white creature stands proudly at the centre, carrying the Tibetan Flag. I do hope other children are not as scared of it as our daughter Clemmy is; she refuses to even lift her head up to look it in the (glass) eye!