Freeing our Feet in Abergavenny


walking wild

outdoor parenting

What a glorious week it's been and the perfect time for a little day trip to Abergavenny, a lovely little market town in Monmouthshire, which we try to visit when we can but over the past few months have not found the time, so we thought what better than a Fathers Day adventure.

walking up

So we packed up a picnic full of delights and headed over the heads of The Valleys to Abergavenny around an hour away. We parked near the Castle Meadows and walked down along the river before heading up towards to the castle ruins to have a picnic.

beautiful sandals

British picnic

outdoor toddler

toddler shoes

Abergavenny Castle grounds are a great place to explore with lots of castle ruins as well as the Hunting Lodge Keep housing the small but perfectly formed Abergavenny Museum. Below the museum is a lovely willow sculpture garden which Mr A loved running around in his new Clarks sandals who are currently trying to encourage people to free their feet, something we love to do. I am also in love with my Clarks originals sandals which are going to see a lot of use this summer as they are so comfortable (like walking on air) as well as being stylish, win win I say.

Father and son

Castle ruins

It was such a lovely day full of simple pleasures, exploring and fun. We ended it with some lovely Joes Ice-cream, running around the willow garden and making an flower crown

Hippy mama

Flower crowns

If you would like to join in with the #FreeYourFeet Clarks campaign with a chance of winning some lovely spa vouchers and shoes than simply upload an image to instagram of your feet running free using the hashtag.  We need little excuse to enjoy the outdoors but this gives you even more of an incentive.

We cannot wait to return to Abergavenny later in the year, possibly to the food festival or their outdoor theatre shows, we love this place so much it has even go onto our possible places to buy our next house - so watch this space.

Joining in with Ordinary Moments 

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

In association with Clarks 


  1. I can't even with these photos! The grass it's so GREEN!!! And those ruins are the perfect backdrop for a family picnic on a beautiful summer day.

  2. Looks like a fun picnic! I love the photo of those castle ruins.

  3. oo I love Abergavenny, I used to visit frequently (and even lived there for a few months with a friend after a breakup!) It's such a beautiful town, and I would love to visit again! p.s love those clarks sandals!

  4. Lovely photos, looks like a place i'd love to take my 3! Those sandals are lovely!

  5. It looks lovely! The castle looks so pretty with all the flowers growing on it x

  6. Ooooh I didn't know there was a castle at Abergavenny! It looks fab x

  7. Looks so lovely in there! I love the ruins! A nice trip I can tell =) #countrykids

  8. beautiful photos - what a lovely spot for a peaceful day x

  9. Looks like a lovely day and such a stunning place to visit, I love your flower crowns every clever #countrykids

  10. I love your flower garlands! And you sandals too of course, Clarks are so great for comfy footwear :) x

  11. What a picturesque place and perfect for a picnic against the backdrop of the wonderful ruins, a lovely Fathers Day treat. Thanks for linking up and sharing with Country Kids.

  12. Beautiful photos & I love the sunglasses too

  13. What a lovely day out, nothing like some sun and nature to make the day great. x

  14. Freeing your feet in such a lovely location sounds good to me. #CountryKids

  15. Wow I love the flower crowns- so cute. These are beautiful photos and it looks like a lovely place to visit. x


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