Last year, my husband and I escaped to St Andrews for the afternoon with our 3 girls. Kingsbrae Garden is only about 20 minutes from our home. We have shot a few weddings there and the Garden Cafe is one of our favourite restaurants. Usually when we are there we are working but this time we enjoyed ourselves immensely.
We went the end of June and it was still quiet due to Covid preventing the summer tourist season. This suited the girls perfectly. They roamed the paths, explored the playground and had front row to seeing all the animals. We leisurely (as the girls would allow us) walked through the garden.
We talked our older girls into throwing a dress on (they were not overly impressed) and went out to dinner afterwards. The perfect afternoon.
My older girl ventured onto the bridge first, she known no fear. My youngest was much more cautious but finally went with some coaxing.
Kingsbrae has so many quaint little playhouses. They explored to their hearts content. I love that is the all about exploring, not overly stimulating and perfect for my girls.
Kingsbrae is perfect for school age kids, they have the space to wander, roam and run! The girls were so tired by the time we finished exploring and slept so good that night. Worth every penny.
There are so many beautiful little spots that are unexpectedly gorgeous. This is the back of a shed and covered in greenery and those peonies!! She wasn’t thrilled I asked her hold still for 3 seconds.
These guys were highly interested in what we were doing and the big camera. They kept coming over and were very friendly. The little girls thought they were pretty neat but both agreed they didn’t want one for a pet.
My youngest was fascinated but the sun dial. She examined it for a good amount of time. This spot is so pretty and there is a little opening in the cedar hedge to to go another section of the garden.
If there is a playground or play structures my girls will sniff them out! This all declared that the afternoon at Kingsbrae was amazing because they were able to climb into the castles.
The real reason we spent the afternoon at Kingsbrae garden was for pictures. I have captured so many other families and brides here but not my own. Hopefully I can convince my boys to come with us next time!
Every path and road was fully explored. The led the way, we loitered. They would tell us to hurry up because they were so curious and impatient.