Winter is closing in fast, and your next appointment binge after "Narcos", "The Crown", and "Luke Cage", will be "Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life". This one is slightly different in that there will be four feature-length episodes, each one set during a different season. All four episodes will land on Netflix on the 25th of November.
Family plays a massive part in "Gilmore Girls" and it got me thinking about family activities that I enjoy the most. One of these things is visiting a popular local attraction in Johnstown Castle and Gardens.
The back of the castle.
The castle itself is closed to the public currently, but the grounds are expansive and more than make up for this. You could easily lose a full day taking your time walking around the lake and the rest of the gardens.
The fountain at the front of the castle.
Inside the round tower.
It's not just the castle that is there to see, but around the lake, there are a number of towers that you can walk into. As well as this, there is a great little coffee shop and also there is the Irish Agricultural Museum, which has a number of exhibitions, ranging from recreated workshops of traditional trades such as blacksmiths, there is a comprehensive exhibit that details the Great Famine, and a whole host of restored farm machinery both modern and historical.
This lamp post always reminds me of "The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe"
The agricultural museum and the coffee shop are part surround a beautiful courtyard where you and yours can enjoy a nice break after your jaunt around the grounds. There's also plenty of feathered friends doing the rounds, looking to pick up any scraps.
A Peacock at the fountain at the front of the castle, but there are plenty more in the courtyard.
All the information about the castle and gardens can be found here, but it's worth noting that from November to February entry to the gardens is free!
So tell me; what's your favourite family activity, and what do you like to watch to unwind after. Leave a comment below or shoot me a message on Twitter.
*Disclosure: I am a member of the Netflix Stream Team and for this, I avail of complimentary Netflix subscription. However, all opinions are my own. Information about films available on Netflix is correct at time of publishing.