Not too far away from us is the very grand Burghley House, a beautiful Elizabethan house in amazing grounds. Every year they hold an outdoor film festival and last year we went for the first time. During the day they show family films and then have an evening session with more adult films. After loving it last year we decided well in advance that we wanted to go again this year, and invited some of our family to come along too!
This year we went to see ‘Epic’ which is a film I hadn’t seen before, but in all honesty, with a toddler and other kiddies in the family we only really get to see snippets of the film, as the day is more about running around and having fun!
After a glorious sunny week the forecast for that Saturday was pouring rain, but having already bought our tickets we decided to be optimistic. It got off to a gloomy start, sat in the car park waiting for some rain to pass, and realising I had left our big brolly by the front door, d’oh! Thankfully we did have our waterproofs though
Thankfully it didn’t stay wet too long but we headed for the one tree in the area for cover in case of more rain, and also for shade if the sun should make an appearance! Monkey enjoyed running up and down the little hill with Daddy before the rest of the our party made an appearance.
There was quite a group of us in the end, with my Mum and Step-Dad, my Auntie, my little bro and his girlfriend, my Step-Sister and her boyfriend with his 3 kids, plus us 3! We all brought different bits of food and had a lovely picnic, and thankfully the sun came out and the rain stayed away for the rest of the morning.
My step-sister’s partner brought some bubbles for their 3 girls, and for Monkey, and the 4 of them (plus all the grown ups let’s be honest!) had a whale of a time chasing bubbles around.
There was some playing with the ball..
… until it got lost in a big hedge! Despite everyone searching for it we never did find it! Never mind though was funny seeing everyone looking for it!
It was a lovely, fun day full of silliness and smiles, which is just the best kind of day isn’t it?