Today we visited East Riddlesden Hall which is a National Trust place near to our home. We haven't been here since last year and we had intended to go to fly a kite in the wind but we found a wonderful children's area in the gardens. I am always impressed with the way the National Trust make an effort to include young children. They had created a fantastic Mud Pie Kitchen.
Included was a bucket of compost, various containers and other kitchen utensils, some watering cans and pots to make mud pies in. Also, some herbs and plants nearby, some shells.
It was the kind of thing you could very easily set up at home. Just use stuff you have in the kitchen.
The children dived straight in mixing some herbs and grass into the compost and adding water.
They made a lovely pie each which we left with other children's creations.
Both children really enjoyed this and we will definitely be setting up something similar at home soon. To find out what we created at home click here.