Yesterday, we headed off to the sleepy village of Bodiam in Sussex.
It's only a small place but it's home to a steam railway and also a rather superb medieval castle, that we were visiting for the National Trust "50 Things To Do Before You're 11 3/4" campaign that I told you about in my previous post.
Our first challenge was to see how many people from three generations of the Madhouse Family we could fit on one bench !
Then Sophie had a chat with a passing bowman !
Time to cross the moat, marvelling at the enormous koi carp, and discover the castle itself.
"Halt, who goes there ?!"
Now that's a burglar-proof front door !
It's quite well preserved, with complete outer walls and a few towers you can climb.
Pierre knows how to take advantage of Madhouse Grandad and took the easy option for exploring the castle !
Whereas Juliette preferred exploring every nook and cranny, including these steps that led to nowhere.
And there were lots of nooks and crannies to explore !
This looked like The Lorax to me but it's apparently the Bodiam Bat !
The water in the well didn't look very appetising !
The kids discovered the medieval version of the naughty step !
Maybe this is what I need to stop Sophie talking about One Direction !
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