Day Tripping || ‘Oh Mr Tumble’

Day Tripping || ‘Oh Mr Tumble’

It was 2016 and Sebastian was flat out napping in my arms. Unable to reach the remote, I found myself watching CBeebies (we’ve ALL been there). On this particular day, a familiar row of cottages popped up on screen. Only this time they looked different. The doors were yellow with a multitude of rainbow spots and some clown seemed to live in one of them….18 months later I know exactly who that clown is… Mr Tumble and those cottages are in a village I have visited a million times AND where I got married. Styal Village in Cheshire.

On a chilly Sunday morning and gagging for a nice pot of earl grey and a slice of banana bread I thought ‘hey let’s see if Mr Tumble is in for a cuppa’ and off we went on an adventure to find this famous clown. 
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Unfortunately, he wasn’t in.
After a few selfie’s, flower poking, step climbing and general hooliganism from Sebastian, we left Tumble Row and went on a fresh Autumnal walk around Styal Village.

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Nestled in the grounds of Quarry Bank Mill (a stunning National Trust property). Styal Village is full of ‘Barbie’ dream houses and it has the CUTEST wooden church (which I got married in)!

If your little ones are a Mr Tumble fan or you just need to blow the cobwebs off on a Sunday morning, then you need to visit. It’s perfectly quaint.

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  1. Sarah Wilson
    November 13, 2017 / 1:14 pm

    Thanks for the heads up, my daughter LOVES Mr Tumble!

  2. Natalie Ford
    November 13, 2017 / 1:15 pm

    Your photos are stunning! Loving the golden hour light!

    • November 13, 2017 / 1:17 pm

      Thanks so much Natalie! Its the perfect time of day!

  3. February 7, 2018 / 3:02 am

    Late to the party here, but I didn’t know that Mr Tumble’s house was so close. I’ve often wondered where the pretty cottages were.
    The amount of times I’ve been to Quarry Bank and said I wanted to go to Styal Village and never have done.

    • February 8, 2018 / 7:55 pm

      Ah you MUST go! There’s a lovely little village pub called The Ship Inn that’s worth a visit too! X

      • April 6, 2018 / 11:43 pm

        I’ve just seen this reply! Will have a look, I’m owed a day out for my birthday x

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