The weather forecast had been awful all week. We had made no plans to go out anywhere. I even checked again before I went to bed on Wednesday night and rain was forecast all day.
We woke up to sunshine. The weather forecast had changed. It would stay dry until the afternoon so we quickly got ready and headed out to Dewstow Gardens and Grotto near Caldicot.
We were warned on arrival that there was a lot of steps and water and although it was OK to paddle, in fact nowhere was out of bounds, to keep a close eye on Bear.
Off we went to explore the grottoes. We came across some stepping stones that Bear negotiated with our help and a tree full of fairy doors. Throughout the grotto were lots and lots of fairies and even Peter Pan.
|Bear knocking on fairy door. Lots of fairies in the grottoes and gardens.|
|Peter Pan of course|
|Bear exploring the grottoes|
|A face in the artificial rock.|
|Bear searching for fish and fairies|
|Lots of fish in the pools|
|Lots of waterfalls too|
The tunnels were very dark, just lit by holes in the roof and occasional lights. Bear loved that it was dark and was fascinated by the lights.
|Bear fascinated by the light|
There are beautiful gardens too with views across the channel. The plants are so much more advanced than ours and there were lots of tender plant that wouldn't survive in our garden. We only had a quick look though as Bear preferred the water in the grottoes.
|Having a well earned rest|
|A quick snack watching the grass being cut|
|View across the Bristol Channel|
We really enjoyed our visit. We have a lovely coffee and cake in the cafe and Bear watched robin's eat bread from his sandwich. They were so friendly we thought they would steal it from his hands.
|Beautiful and lush gardens|
|A topiary snail at the entrance|
|Not the best picture but we loved watching the robins take Bears bread|
We really enjoyed our visit but it took two to supervise Bear. There were a couple of shallow streams that he could walk in but mostly the water was very deep. It isn't suitable for buggy's and due to the low roofs not really suitable for baby carriers on your back.
It cost us £6 each (60+ concessions) and free for Bear. We thought it was well worth the money.
Have you been to a fairy Grotto?
*We paid our own entrance fee