I’ve previously mentioned how lucky we are to have some amazing parks so close to us, and on Saturday evening we wrapped up extra warm to meet our Scouts at Astley Park.
Each year the park lights it’s stunning grade 1 listed historic house, which is set within the grounds of Astley park, for the public to photograph or simply admire the beautiful building and grounds lit up in the dark.
We decided we would take the Scouts as they are currently working on different projects, and this would give them the opportunity to take some photos and work towards the badges they are wanting to earn.
The house is open all year round for visitors to take a look around, we have been coming here since Ellie was little as there’s always something new that catches your eye and now Ellie is more interested in pointing things out and looking around. If you would like to visit or know more about Astley park, take a look at Visit Lancashire’s webpage here. This has information on the park and links to any events going on. As usual Ellie loved being out with the Scouts and especially having a late night with them out in the dark!
Here are a few of the photo’s we took inside of the house:
And also some from outside:
We really did have a lovely night and was made even better with a cheeky play on the park in the pitch black! I enjoy nights like this so much, it’s something different and getting out in the dark winter nights clears the cobwebs.
(But what’s a night out in the cold without stopping at Granny’s on the way home to try out her new popcorn and candy floss maker…oh and a hot chocolate of course!)