Visiting Astley Hall Chorley

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During the holidays I was able to go on some local adventures with my daughter including a visit to Astley Hall. Spending time with my daughter out and about is such a precious thing to me especially when I’ve spent the last three years mainly unwell.

Astley Hall

We drove to the park and took a bag with a blanket and some bits and pieces. It was really nice to just sit in the sunshine and relax whilst Sylvia wondered and attempted to climb the trees.

Astley Park Chorley

I think this was my first trip to a park in almost 6 months and we had a lovely time.

Astley Park Chorley

Astley Hall and Park is literally a 15 minute drive from our home and it is such a beautiful spot to go and visit. Sylvia was really excited and we even bought ice creams at the Astley Hall Cafe.

Astley Park Chorley

While we were at the park we attempted to make some cool photos. Spelling the word LOVE however when I got home I realised we had put the blocks together the wrong way around. It was something to laugh about.

Astley Park Chorley

Sylvia has lots of energy and has a really good run around. She was showing me her cartwheels and stunts. It was great to see.

Astley Park Chorley

We laid down on the blanket and chilled out. Sylvia was puffed out but then she was off again.

Astley Park chorley

Sylvia and I took a mother and daughter Selfie which I really like.

Astley Park chorley

We took a photo of Poo in the grass. Poo is Sylvia’s soft toy -a gift from her grandma.

Astley Park chorley

Then Sylvia was off again. She climbed trees for ages and had a great time. John took some photos and I relaxed again in the Sunshine.


Sylvia and I had a lovely time. It’s the small moments and memories like this which are really special to me. I guess if people are in good health it is possible for them to take visits to the park and going out for granted. It’s not until your really unwell you realise what you have lost.


However the good news is with the adrenal pump i’m using life is improved and I am getting to do more and for that I am grateful. We had a lovely time at Astley hall and I really wanted to share my thoughts on being a mum with chronic illness who does not always get to go out with her child.


Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who has specialised in Preschool and Kindergarten teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and is passionate about kids crafts and having fun as a family. Angela has also taught cooking skills and loves to share both family recipes and easy crafts here on The Inspiration Edit. Follow her on Pinterest!

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  1. This is a lovely post Angela. Astley Hall looks amazing! I love visiting castles and stately homes. It’s one of our favourite things to do! Xx

  2. She looks so happy to be outside exploring. I love her dress and how typical you got the letters wrong on the love picture- that’s hilarious! Probably better than if it came out right! lol. x

  3. I love finding local hidden treasures – It still blows my mind that we can take our kids places and not have to spend a small fortune and they can have some of the best times of their life.
    So glad you managed to get out of the house & it looks like you had a lovely day and your daughter is beautiful, love her dress too 🙂
    Charlotte x

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