With just a few hours to go, here’s a little taster…
We were treated to a lovely sight this weekend, as hundreds of swallows gathered to test their wings before they set off on their long journey. This migration is one of the wonders of the natural world and it will probably be the last time we see the swallows - until all being well they return again next year :-D
Brockhampton is a truly idyllic setting and a bird watchers paradise at the moment...

Unfortunately due to the poor weather conditions we are closing the estate early. Hopefully we will be able to re-open tomorrow, weather permitting.

A bale of barley straw in our moat is a natural way of keeping blanket weed levels down.

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We saw plenty of smiling faces and happy Mother's here on Sunday. A BIG thank you to everyone who came.

The first of the daffodils has shot up and the other buds look fit to burst. Soon there will be splashes of yellow throughout the estate.

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Will you be sharing a special moment with your lovely mother here this weekend?

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Have you spent time in our natural play area? Did you try any den building? Don't forget to tick it of in your '50 things' booklet when you do!

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One of our volunteers braved the weather last weekend and managed to snap Brockhampton in the snow, accompanied by his faithful Labrador. We think it looks magical, did you get any good shots of the snow?

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We think the ducks must be tired of constantly having their photographs taken after they decided on this funny pose for their close-up!

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The children attending Wild Child Week happened to spot this little chap in Paradise Wood. After a quick close up we popped him back on the woodland floor and watched him hop away. Happy Days!

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Happy World Book Day! We love our cosy little Second Hand Bookshop, it may be small but is well stocked with something for everyone. What's you favorite read to curl up in the warm with?

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Snow update! Brockhampton will be closed until at least Saturday due to ice and snow. We'll be sure to update you if anything changes.

Here's a throwback photograph of Brockhampton in the toasty summer sun to warm you all up on this rather chilly evening!

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Brockhampton will be closed again today because of ice and snow. As more bad weather is forecast please check our website for latest details throughout this week. Stay safe and keep warm!

It does look pretty when the snow is falling. Not long after I shot this the snow got a lot heavier. Stay safe in the cold weather folks.

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Due to the snow and freezing conditions today we have closed early. Hope to see you all again soon.

"And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul"-John Muir

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