Getting the hang of it at Kingston Lacy

We are super lucky to live within 30 minutes from some beautiful places to take our little man to practice his cycling. The other morning whilst M was bouncing round the house, Clara suggested we put M’s bike in the boot and head to Kingston Lacy, a beautiful National Trust property.

We weren’t sure if we were going to be able to take M’s bike onto the property grounds, but there was no issue at the entrance and soon M was whizzing down the path in front of Kingston Lacy house. Luckily everyone seems to aim for the gardens or cafe which are located to the side and back of the house, so it was pretty quiet on the path we chose.

Cycling to Kingston Lacy

M loved riding into the distance without us shouting warnings about staying on the path, watching out for cars or telling him to slow down. We weren’t worried about him getting too far from us and we knew he was safe from traffic.

Path at Kingston Lacy

looking high Kingston Lacy

Branches Kingston Lacy

It was a really love sunny day, but the rain had left a few puddles around the estate, which M just HAD to jump into. I love watching M getting the hang of his cycling and enjoying being outside. It feels like we’ve been stuck indoors for ages due to the weather, despite being out almost every weekend. I can’t wait for warmer days when we head for the beach or take a picnic to Kingston Lacy. I am so glad M has already mastered his bike so we can look at getting our own bikes to join him on a family cycle trip.


Skeleton Puddles

Puddles Kingston Lacy

kingston lacy cycling

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This Post Has 19 Comments

  1. claire Reply

    Love that he’s still dressed as a skeleton! My eldest still wears her bathroom costume. Looks like he’s doing really well on his bike. My eldest won’t wear a helmet and has no interest in bikes. #countrykids

  2. West Country Mum Reply

    Looks great. Will have to make sure we bring TJ’s bike the next time we meet up and the boys can go for a ride together 🙂

  3. Coombe Mill (Fiona) Reply

    It looks like M is getting really confident on the bike, it’s fab that you can let him have the freedom to just enjoy the ride at Kingston Lacy. I bet M will be begging to get back to Kingston Lacy on his bike soon. I love the skeleton suit, looks super cosy.

    Thanks for linking up with me on #CountryKids.

  4. stoppingattwo Reply

    That looks like a beautiful stately home and your photos are lovely. I must have a look as to how far away it is from me for a visit. Those puddles look very inviting!

  5. Sonia Cave Reply

    What a lovely place to learn to ride your bike and nice for you as it is worry free from traffic! #countrykidsfun

  6. My Danglish Family Reply

    What a beautiful back drop to building confidence on the bike! looks like a lovely day, and very cool helmet! xx #countrykids

  7. MrsS Reply

    So lovely when you find smooth paths for little ones to practice riding their bikes on!! Well done M ! Happy memories xxx #CountryKids

  8. Helena “TheQueenofCollage” Ash Reply

    Oooh zooming about on a bike sounds great fun. #countrykids

  9. Sara (@mumturnedmom) Reply

    What a beautiful place to cycle and get some safe practice in! Gorgeous photos x #countrykids

  10. Alice & Amelia Reply

    Such a good idea to take the bike there, to be honest I’d never thought of it!! Lovely photos, Kingston lacy is one of my fave places 🙂

  11. Louise George Reply

    So lovely to have somewhere like this to go and practice cycling without having to worry about traffic (or lots of pedestrians!) M looks like he was having a lot of fun with the muddy puddles too! 🙂 #countrykids

  12. Emma Day (Crazy with Twins) Reply

    This place is on my to-go list! It looks so pretty. #CountryKids

  13. Aly Reply

    We’re big NT fans thanks to my mum getting us a gift subscription last year.We’re looking to broaden our horizons this year but checked on how to get here and it’s a 13 hour train and bus trip.I think I might have to put it on our to go to list when we visit my dad next.Popped over from Country Kids.

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