On a recent trip to Northumbria, we went to see Traquair House. It was a great place to visit and the weather was spectacular so we spent a couple of hours just swanning around the grounds and picnicking.

Out the back of the house is an incredible hedge maze which the boy and I got lost in for about 45 mins. I think he really enjoyed it and it certainly was the first time I’ve ever done a maze of this magnitude.

Time – less than an hour (although you could spend several hours in the grounds and the house itself)

Equipment – none

Cost – £9 to enter the grounds and garden.

Difficulty – easy

Partner annoyance factor – nil

Family – fun for all

Rewards – Good memories.