Osborne House

If you haven’t noticed we’ve been studying Queen Victoria this term. We started with a trip to Kensington Palace, her birthplace, and the plan was to end with a trip to Osborne House.  I hadn’t realised that it closed for the winter season though so plans had to be tweaked and we left it for a few weeks and went this weekend when their Victorian Christmas event was on.  Was absolutely lovely and puts Portsmouth Dockyard’s event to shame.  Definitely need to go back now I know how easy it was when the rest of the house is open and we can do the beach and Swiss Cottage.

Sorry for the masses of not great photos (no flash and rooms in shade) but hopefully here’s a little taste of the house decked out for Christmas.

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20161204_51Outside there were regular shows including falconry and a fire-eater and a flea circus, bands, musical organ, Santa, traditional hoopla, coconut shy, a carosel and swings.  All free, only thing extra to pay for once in was food.
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There were some lovely views back across the Solent too.20161204_56

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