At the end of the Easter holidays I went with my daughter and the grandchildren to Hever Castle in Kent. Dating back to the 13th century the castle was once the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, second wife of Henry VIII and mother of Elizabeth 1. Although the castle is currently closed due to Covid restrictions the gardens and grounds are still open.
As well as extensive grounds and gardens there are three different playgrounds for the children. The one above was a water maze where the children had to find their way to the centre. When you step on the paving slabs, fountains of water spring up. The children were soaked but they had a fabulous time.
For once it felt a little bit of normality had returned.