Going “Up North” to Trentham Gardens

A couple of weeks ago we visited our good friend RH who has moved up to Crewe. Going from seeing someone on an almost daily basis to once a week or fortnight when she was back down south for work, to once a month if we were lucky because she changed job roles, has been really hard. We’ve been trying since August to get a date in the calendar and finally we managed to secure one for mid November

In the days leading up to the visit J had started to become under the weather but like all children she perked up quickly so we didn’t think much of it and on the Friday night we made the big drive up, traffic was great and we made good time, settling in the house long before midnight

After seeing various Instagram posts and after a little investigation I realised that Trentham Gardens was a short drive from her house and it looked nice so off we went. It really was like a hidden gem, lots of little cabin style shops on the way in which we stopped at and looked round, and then the gardens itself

The only word I have to say is wow, what a beautiful place! We took a right when we entered, wanting to explore as much as possible, looking at some models, playing under the trees and walking back from the house towards the lake. It really was stunning and I was happily snapping away while J ran in front of us playing and climbing rocks, it really was a perfect 45 minutes



And then it went downhill fast. J started getting whiney and crying, conscious of the time of day we stopped for hot chocolate and a snack but she didn’t improve, in fact she didn’t eat, at that point we realised we still had a poorly girl whose temperature had risen sharply so we took her back and spent an afternoon under the duvet on RH’s sofa

I’m one of these people that loves to explore, finding new places and new things to do, and I will definitely be back to Trentham Gardens, for the walks, the scenery and sheer beauty that it brings. It was a glorious 45 minutes in the beautiful winter sun. Here are some of my favourite photos from the trip.


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11 thoughts on “Going “Up North” to Trentham Gardens

  1. MummyTravels

    What gorgeous photos – I grew up not far from here and my parents still live nearby so we’ve been to the Gardens a couple of times recently to spot the fairies and have a walk. We keep managing to get a grey rainy August weekend so it’s lovely to see your photos of the blue skies! #countrykids


  2. Coombe Mill

    What a beautiful place to explore, it looks like there’s certainly lots to see and do to fill up a whole day. It’s such a shame that J was poorly so you only managed a short 45 minute visit, I bet she can’t wait to get back there and explore some more when she’s feeling 100%. Meeting up with old friends and exploring new places are two fab activities, I look forward to reading more about your next adventure there when you visit again.

    Thanks for sharing with me on #CountryKids.


  3. Sara | mumturnedmom

    I’ve seen so many posts about this place, and I would love to go, to see the fairy and dandelions sculptures especially 🙂 Looks like you had a lovely visit, sorry t was cut short by a poorly girl, hope she’s on the mend now x #countrykids


  4. Louise

    What beautiful photos – I’ve seen a few posts now about Trentham Gardens and it’s definitely on my list of places to visit next time we’re in the area (we’ve stayed in the nearby Premier Inn several times but never had the chance to explore the area). Sorry to hear that J was poorly though and hope that she is now feeling better. #countrykids


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