During half term we went to Scolton Manor to explore the fairly new Myths and Legends sculpture trail. There was also a special Mythical Mystery Trail taking place too (there are always extra activities taking place during the school holidays).
Scolton Manor (SA62 5QL) is a great value day out. To explore the walks, woodland and play parks you only need to pay for parking, which is currently £2.50. Pack a picnic and that’s a whole day of outdoor fun sorted!
The Manor House is open from April to October and costs just £9.35 for a family visit. If you plan to explore the house too try and do it before the woodland trails in case you all get very muddy (as we often do!).
The Mythical Mystery Trail and the Myths and Legends Sculpture Trail
We decided to do the extra trail so I paid £1 for each of the kids, which was well worth it (you could also do this together as a family but of course you would only get one “prize” at the end).
Armed with our clip boards and pencils (Izzy looked so cute!), we were off…
We came across the sculptures from myths and legends along the way, such as The Holy Grail. This is a lovely trip for when kids are learning about Welsh Myths and Legends at school. One day I’ll bring some of our books along so we can sit and read some of the stories by the sculptures. There is also information to read next to each sculpture.
King Arthur himself.
We passed bush craft shelters.
Sheep! This one was very noisy, he had a good chat to us!
One of the kids favourite Welsh Legends has always been Gelert. It’s such a poignant story and each time we read it we really feel for poor faithful Gelert. I would like to take the kids to see “Gelert’s Grave” in Beddgelert one day.
This was definitely our favourite sculpture, it really tells the whole story.
We finished the Mystery Myths Trail before we had actually seen all of the Sculptures (you can make your way around these using your own route). So we popped to the shop with our finished trails and each received a lolly. Then we went back into the woods to find the rest of the sculptures…
Y Ddraig Gymraeg, The Welsh Dragon (and some crazy Celts trying to protect him with bow and arrows!).
Twm Sion Cati, the Welsh highwayman (sometimes compared to Robin hood, except apparently he didn’t give back to the poor!).
The Sword in the Stone.
Each of the sculptures provides a taking point and makes for an interesting day out.
The Sensory Play Area
Next we went into the Sensory Play Area. We do still miss the tyre swing, but love this “new” area too. They had great fun making music together and playing in the sandpit.
The Play Areas
After the sensory park, we went to the play park for a run around before going home (it’s right next to the car park).
In addition to all of this there are also walled gardens to visit as well as a cafe and shop.
This Easter they have an Easter Eggstravaganza planned to keep all of the kids busy! Will you be visiting the Myths and Legends trail?