There is a part of every child (and probably every adult) that loves fairy tales, so when the opportunity arrived for us to immerse ourselves in the world of princesses and dragons how could we resist? Chiltern Open Air Museum threw an Enchanted Night as part of the national after-dark experience ‘Museums at night.’ The main attraction was the princess riding a unicorn, which was really well done. Dylan was fascinated until he went to bow to the princess and was accidently head butted by the unicorn’s horn.
There was a fancy dress competition between the children and after convincing Dylan that Iron Man was not a storybook character he opted to dress as Robin Hood instead. He loved running around the woods pretending to be the outlawed antihero and even met a grown up version.
I personally loved the woodland walk; although we have taken several walks through woods recently nothing quite compared to this. I don’t think I have never strolled through any place that felt so aged and wild. It’s not very often that you get to feel thick, soft moss under your feet. It honestly felt like a scene from Outlander, minus the impending danger and brooding Scots of course! It was a fantastic night out and totally worth the hour journey.