We reached the castle gardens. Aaron was given a national trust observation sheet. These sheets are very educational for children like Aaron. As well the children enjoying the surrounding countryside and fresh air they are filled with lots of knowledge about the garden and its surroundings. They learn about wildlife animals, insects and birds there habitat and life style / cycle, within the garden area. They also learn about different types of trees, flowers and plants and they gain a knowledge of what it was like to live in medieval times. The sheet has many questions. Aaron was very observant not needing much help to fill in the sheet. At the end he received a prize for his efforts.
We headed up the the castle firstly entering the Clive gallery. http://www.24hourmuseum.org.uk/exh_gfx_en/ART47193.html The gallery holds a fabulous collection of treasures from the Indian origin.