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Tracking down Adventure at Dover Castle


Yesterday Miss T had the first of her Methotrexate injections for her JIA. We had been warned of side effects and so were not sure quite how she would react. This morning there was no sign of nausea so we decided to head off in search of adventure at Dover Castle. 

We're determined to make the most of the last couple of months we have remaining on our English Heritage membership. Last year we got to visit Stone Henge, Restormel Castle and Bayham Abbey. Last time the kids visited Dover Castle was 3 years ago when Miss T had just been born so I missed out on going. So we packed up a picnic and some Tracker bars as snacks which had been kindly sent to us by Tracker and off we went. 

Thankfully the gloomy weather soon cleared and it turned out to be a lovely day. There was a George and the Dragon event happening so the overflow car park was in use but with shuttle buses running all day parking wasn't an issue. 

There was plenty of outdoor space to explore...




And lots to see indoors. We didn't do the dynamo tunnel experience as there was a bit of a wait but we enjoyed the hospital tunnel tour. 

We also saw inside the tower... 


and on top of the tower...




Then it was time to re-energise with a snack! The kids LOVE the White Chocolate Chip variety of Tracker. 


We made our way back down the stairs. I loved how the sunlight trickled through this narrow window...
Finally it was time for the big battle. Saint George defeated an evil knight, and then rescued the fair maiden from the Dragon. 
There was so much to see and do at Dover Castle that I think we will need to go back again. Time to go home (and enjoy another Tracker bar in the garden - Chocolate Chip flavour this time).


Tracker very kindly sent us a lovely backpack from Mi Pac packed with our favourite snack. As well as Chocolate Chip and White Chocolate Chip, Tracker also comes in a Crunchy Peanut flavour which I can't wait to try because the thing I love best about Tracker bars in the peanuts in them - yummy! 

So thanks Tracker for our backpack of goodies - Tracker really is the perfect rucksack snack.

Linking up with:

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall
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12 comments:

  1. I love the look of the George and the Draggon Event, things like this really bring an old Castle to life for children. No wonder the car park was brimming on a beautiful day. Looks a great place to explore and your treats look delicious. Thank you for sharing with me on Country Kids.

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    1. the weather did turn out lovely after a drizzly start. x

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  2. Places like Dover Castle are what I miss not being in the UK. It's nice for people (and children) to be able to experience the castle as it once was (almost). Reenactments like the battle are fun to watch too.

    Love the pictures especially the view down over the castle and the light trickling through the window at the top of the stairs.

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    1. thanks Debbie. there is so much history to learn from visiting castles. And not just for the kids - i find it fascinating too! x

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  3. Dover castle seems to be a good place to visit as there´s so much to see! and have reenactments too! how fun are those!
    #CountryKids

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    1. yes there was loads to do there - we will have to go back! x

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  4. What a gorgeous little castle and my youngest would have gone crazy over the Dragon! Lovely photos :) Popping over from Country kids

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    1. thanks - yes the dragon was great but lots to do there other than that too. x

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  5. Wow that castle is lovely, what a view. That looks like great fun, do they run the Dragon and knights regularly or was it a one off thing?

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    1. I have no idea how often they do it there - i guess there would be more info on the english heritage webpages. x

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  6. That's a huge cauldron, goodness only knows what they were cooking up :) #pocolo

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    1. ha ha - yes - huge cauldron. Great to see it though as it would have been at that time in history. x

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