Over this bank holiday weekend Audley End which is an English Heritage property in Essex had a World War two event on.
Audley End is close to the Essex/Cambridgeshire border and is well signed.
The house itself is interesting with stuffed animals, shell and fossil collections, and lots of paintings and weaponry on the walls.
There are formal gardens to the back of the house and the rest of the gardens is parkland designed by Capability Brown which covers acres of the surrounding landscape.
This weekend they had various activities on linked to the war which included demonstrations of guns and grenades, military vehicles that children could sit in, parachuting demonstrations and a reenactment of the storming of a bridge complete with explosions.
Also there were children's activities such as traditional games like skittles, battleship, hoopla etc and cargo nets to climb under. An assault course was also set up for children complete with a very bossy Sergeant Major to put them through their paces.
There were lots of re-enactors with equipment you could look at and they were all very welcoming to our questions.
It was a good day out. A nice location and an interesting event.