Knebworth House review | What is there to do?
There’s something magical about discovering local places that you haven’t explored before. We live about 10 minutes away from Knebworth House – and although we drive past it all the time – we’ve never thought “Hey, let’s go there!”. Knebworth House is famous worldwide for its rock concerts and as the home of Victorian novelist Edward Bulwer Lytton. It was so lovely and hot on Sunday and after throwing around a few of the usual “What do you want to do?” and “I don’t mind, what do you want to do?” We agreed we’d give Knebworth House and Gardens a go as we heard they have some beautiful gardens. I don’t usually review local attractions but really felt like I wanted to write up a Knebworth House review – it was gorgeous and a really fun day out for Daisy!
We took a picnic as we thought it would be nice to sit under a tree and eat. So we picked a spot within the dinosaur park and ate our sandwiches – Daisy was too excited though and just wanted to go play! It’s a huge park with lots of different sections for children of all ages. It was all dinosaur themed (which Daisy loved!) and spread out so it didn’t feel busy at all (even though it really was!). Our favourite part was the water section – There was a seesaw that was also a pump – as you go up and down it pumps water from the play equipment! A really fun idea. They also have a little fort where children can enjoy the Astro Slide and tackle the Drop Slide.
The maze and terrace gardens
We then took a walk (ok no, we drove – totally not lazy) to the cafe/terrace gardens where we stopped of for an ice-cream. They did the most amazing lemon sorbet and I could have sat there enjoying the sunshine and beautiful gardens for hours. (Shame Daisy wouldn’t let us!). Just round the corner from the cafe/terrace gardens is a maze! We let Daisy lead the way and it was so cute seeing her face when she made it to the middle of the maze. Although it did take 3 times as long – but it was fun so we didn’t mind.
The dino trail and beautiful gardens
The beautiful 28 acre gardens are any photographers dream. We had so much fun wandering around and getting Daisy to smell and pose with the flowers. There’s also lots of little hidden treasures such as a water fountain, giraffe statues, a band stand and cute arch walkways. If you walk further along you then end up at a fun dinosaur trail! Daisy thoroughly enjoyed walking around and saying hello to all the dinosaurs – haha. Me and Andrew found it interesting reading all the facts and seeing what dinosaurs lived where.
We thoroughly recommend giving Knebworth House and Gardens a visit if you’re ever in the Hertfordshire area. Adult tickets are £9.50 and children under three go free. The house itself was closed for filming which was a shame – we’re hoping to go back soon when the house is open!