passing your time at old-lands
With 80 acres for you to roam about in, a useful estate map shows you where you can walk, and as it resembles a pirate map, children love to colour it in. Check for natural history sightings on the board in the archway, and add to it anything you stumble across. While out on your Old-Lands adventures, if you discover a plant or insect that you need help identifying you can email a photo of it to Sam Bosanquet, the resident naturalist who will identify it for you, and we can also add it to our natural history database. Sam tends to do an hour long nature walk or mini beast safari on a Tuesday (children need to be accompanied for this). Parents can award themselves a lie-in by booking a session for their children to build dens and muddy their wellies at the Forest School. You might also like to pick up a pair of oars for a row round the island on the lake, or wander along the yew-tree walk and toss a ball on the old, well loved tennis court.