Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Kirby Hall; Day Out


                                

Kirby hall is an old building that has a tonne of history and beautiful scenery, just outside of Corby, Northamptonshire, that is a wonderful day out. It's only small and would be one of the things I would say go to if you have a few hours spare, that need to be filled, on a day of visiting around the area. I went with two friends and had a great day venturing in and out of the various doors that left us walking in circles.

It was truly beautiful and had numerous large, elegant windows that lit up the rooms in an unbelievable way. It had an Italian feel *just look and the picture above* and had clever views that left you wondering what it would be like to live in this type of building.
There was one room dedicated to exploring the history of the building, and even had a miniature seating area for children that had books about previous queens, and were all based on the house so even the children can learn about the building.
                                 
They gave us a remote looking device that turned out to be the audio for the tour, however do not put this into your bag when you need the toilet, you end up leaving it in your bag and then going home with it, realising what you have done, and having to drive all the way back again in fear that they would think you had stolen it, why they would think that I would want one is beyond me but it was returned and they were very graceful about it and just laughed at my stupidity and let me use the toilet once again. 
Not only do you get to follow through the beautiful scenery, but they had numerous peacocks on site, which definitely confused me. I didn't know peacocks were a bird that would like to be around people, I thought the area would've inhabited ducks but, it definitely added to the feel of the countryside. The peacocks allowed you to get incredibly close, that one even guarded the door and would stand by it until you opened it and then would circle around and go back to where it was standing. 
I think Kirby Hall is an amazing place to go out with family, and small children would love the space they are able to run around in. They even have cute little knights costumes being sold in the shop, along with other child friendly souvenirs. Plus there are many adult friendly items, whilst we were there they were giving free tasters of their lemon curd, cherry jam, and two types of alcoholic beverage (I don't remember the names now).