Picnic time at Seaton Delaval Hall #MamiaDaysOut

Picnic time at Seaton Delaval Hall #MamiaDaysOut

Last week we were sent a box of Aldi Mamia products to try and tell you about. We took them with us on a day out to Seaton Delaval Hall, for which we were not compensated!

We try to get some outside time in everyday, and sometimes we want to visit somewhere far away, for a full day out, and other times we have our little favourite easy spaces. Seaton Delaval Hall is one of our easy places to visit because it’s just around the corner and brilliantly simple yet complex enough for a variety of days out.

There’s a house for those days when we need indoor time, and beautiful gardens when we can enjoy the sun. Our favourite part is the natural-style playground.

toddler looking at flowers during a sunny day out  at seaton delaval hallbee on a red and yellow flower at seaton delaval hall
children running in the rose garden at seaton delaval hall on a day out with aldi mamia
We visited the gardens first, where Noah spotted bees and smelled the flowers. I really enjoyed watching the boys run in the rose garden. I might be wrong about this, but I only spotted the one entrance/exit, so I stood at the side while they explored inside the hedges. James thought that it was a maze, and he was trying to help direct Noah, but he was having a whale of a time just running up and down. There are wooden sheep dotted around the grounds at Seaton Delaval Hall. We’ve visited previously when they were all together in the grass near to the house, but now they’re separated. I think they also are all a bit unique, with clothing that links to the Hall in some way. Going around the corner and to the arched grassed path, we found the sun trap of the garden, where we settled down in the deck chairs for a little picnic. Thanks to Aldi Mamia, we had fruit pouches and rice cakes, and delicious juice to wash it down.
toddler eating rice cakes by Aldi Mamia during a day out at Seaton Delaval Hall
riding on a wooden sheep at seaton delaval hallAldi Mamia juice is great for picnicsJames loves the natural playground at Seaton Delaval Hall. I think the National Trust have done playgrounds so well, in many of the properties we’ve visited they are imaginative and simple enough to spark some really great play sessions in the children. Noah was able to climb around and up and down with my help, which he did for quite a while before settling back in the pushchair and waiting for James, while munching on more Aldi Mamia rice cakes.climbing in the natural playground at seaton delaval halltoddler sitting in a pushchair while eating from a bag of Aldi Mamia rice cakes during a day out at Seaton Delaval Hall
After a while of jumping around on the playground, we went to look at the horses in the field next to the car park. James practiced his rolling down the hill – he’s been trying it out since he did it at preschool and the attempts are quite comical because he doesn’t lie completely flat or else he just throws himself down a hill, pretending to roll rather than actually managing it!

frog pond with lily pads at seaton delaval hall
picnic hamper of Aldi Mamia productstoddler enjoying a fruit squeeze part of a picnic at seaton delaval hall with aldi mamia
Have you got a go-to place when you need to get outside? 

This post is an entry for BritMums #MamiaDaysOut Linky Challenge, sponsored by Aldi Mamia.



  1. September 27, 2016 / 6:59 am

    Great photos Helena. You know we never buy Aldi stuff for the kids but I hear great things about them. We are getting an Aldi near us soon so we’ll start buying more of their gear then.

    • September 27, 2016 / 5:47 pm

      Funny that you mentioned the photos, seeing as how all the words didn’t upload. And on another recent post all the words and none of the photos would upload! Broadband issues!
      Aldi is actually really good; we haven’t found anything yet that we’ve preferred the branded product or a different supermarket’s version. And they’re cheap too, though not as cheap as they are abroad.

  2. Kate Holmes
    September 29, 2016 / 10:05 am

    Looks like a great day out and your photos are gorgeous. Commenting for myself and on behalf of BritMums and thanking you for taking part

  3. October 1, 2016 / 2:33 pm

    Love your photos. and I love the National Trust too! I’ve not been to this one before but this one looks great for toddlers.

  4. October 11, 2016 / 8:07 am

    What a great place to live so close too. Looks like a fab place to visit on a summers day. The Maze/NonMaze also looks like loads of fun for a toddler and you a right about the National Trust Play Areas. They are really popular with Little M #daysoutwithatoddler

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