Friday, 23 February 2018

Coton Manor in Northamptonshire

Current opening times & prices for 2020:
Snowdrops & hellebores Saturday 15th February to 1st March 11am to 4pm.
Wednesday 1st April to Saturday 3rd October 12 noon to 5.30pm.
Adults : £8.00 Children : £3.00

A friend recommended Coton Manor to me for the Bluebells and I'd never heard of it before.

Coton Manor is a 10 acre garden most famous for its bluebell wood in flower April and May.  It is truly magical and even the kids were amazed.

Coton Manor Flamingos

Coton Manor Bluebells
Coton Manor Bluebells

Coton Manor

Coton Manor is a more grown up place but the owners are happy for children to roam free.  Most children are fascinated by the flamingos and chickens wandering around the gardens.

Coton Manor Bluebells

We've been three times and with the exception of a downpour on one visit have had a lovely time.  It is a little pricey just for wandering around a fancy garden but is beautiful.  I would 100% recommend for the bluebells but would maybe only suggest visiting at other times of the year if you are a keen gardener. 

The children rate it a 6 out 10 but an 8 out of 10 when the bluebells are out.

I've found its a good place to go for a mixed age group outing as the kids can roam free and grandparents can enjoy the gardens with a cake for everyone in the café at the end.

All the information you need to plan a visit -

The gardens are open from Tuesday 2nd April to 28th September for 2019.  Open Tuesday to Saturday closed Sundays and Mondays with the exception of  Bank Holiday weekends. The garden is opening Saturday 16th February to Sunday 3rd March especially for the snowdrops.
12noon to 5.30pm. £7.50 per adult and £3 per child.

Coton Manor, Coton, Northamptonshire, NN6 8RQ. Telephone 01604 740219

Cafe Menu

Emma xxx

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BeanBoozled Jelly Belly

My children love Jelly Belly jelly beans and had wanted to try the BeanBoozled challenge.

Jelly beans are in delicious flavours or wild ones! Canned dog food or chocolate pudding.  Tutti-Fruitti or Sticky socks.  They will be the same colour and same size so the only way to find out is to try.

In the Minion edition Banana and Fart flavours have been introduced.  Everyone knows the Minions love Ba-an-nas and will remember Dr Nefario's fart gun invention.

The good flavours are Coconut, Strawberry Banana Smoothie, Buttered Popcorn, Caramel Corn, Peach, Chocolate Pudding, Juicy Pear, Banana, Tutti-Frutti and Green Apple.

And the bad are Spoiled milk, Dead fish, Rotten Egg, Mouldy Cheese, Barf, Dog food, Booger, Pencil Shavings, Sticky Socks and Fart!

Luke didn't have much luck and out of his first 5 only had 1 nice one.

Do you want to take the challenge?

Emma xxx

Disclaimer: We received a free 45g sample.