Hope you are enjoying your summer holidays it has been so nice to have good weather unfortunately it seems to have disappeared but let’s hope it makes an appearance again soon before the holidays end. A few weeks ago we took the kids glamping at crom Estate. I only heard of crom through our national trust membership which we signed up to at the start of the summer and lots of people asked me about our stay and if there was much to do.
Where is crom?
Its beside newtonbutler and about 30 mins from Enniskillen. Its on the edge of Upper lough erne and has some amazing views.
The glamping pods where actually used as piggeries ‘in the olden days’ (as I would of said when I was wee). Each pod had a pig story related name, Ours was called perky and the one next door was pinky and on the side table was a book about pinky and perky.
The pods where we’ll equipped with a fridge, kettle, microwave and a picnic bench outside with bbq area. There was two single beds a radiator and plenty of sockets. We also had a double air bed at the bottom of the beds and still had plenty of room.
What to do!
The first thing we did was visit the park which the boys enjoyed and there was also plenty of grass to run about on as well.
We then went to reception to hire out a tracker pack. The boys could choose to do bug hunting pond dipping or butterfly hunting. They chose pond dipping and took their packs down to the jetty. They actually got quite a few things in their trays (I’m not really a bug person so this was great🙉).
After pond dipping they returned their tracker packs and we set off for a walk around and to explore the old Castle ruins which has great views over Lough Erne.
They climbed the yew trees and got another sticker for their little ranger books.
We headed back and went off to get dinner. We ended up getting a chippy dinner in a near by town. I think if we were going to stay again we would take food for a bbq as we didnt see many places along they way to stop.
After dinner we went for another walk.
Back at the pods the boys played football with some of the other boys in the pods then had another play in the park before bed.
The next morning we got packed up and decided to go to visit Florence Court as it was only 9 mins away.
The boys loved exploring the old house and it was a lovely walk round with lots to see along the way. The particularly enjoyed the saw Mill. It would be a lovely place to take a picnic and spend the day.
We had a great couple of days away exploring places we might not have done had we not taken out a National trust pass.
I wonder where we will use our pass to explore next.
Speak to you soon.