It was fabulous. Totally terrific. The weather co-operated perfectly. We had some light showers the first night, but in the middle of the night, and by the time we were up it was long gone. And that was it for wet weather (unlike last year...)
Saturday was intermittent sunshine, but no rain. We went to Fountains Abbey, which was wonderful, as always. We had huge gangs of kids with us, from a gaggle of 3-and-4 yr olds, a bunch ranging from 6 to 13, and a few teenagers. Most of them spent the whole time playing hide-and-seek and 'scare your parents' all over the ruins. We had a picnic lunch then walked down to the cafe at the end. Look at the view back to the abbey.
We ended the day with barbecues and toasted marshmallows. Needless to say the kids slept really well, and so did we, completely pooped out.
And today has been sunny the whole time. Sunburn weather, in fact! We took the tents down leisurely while the kids ran around playing on the play equipment, or in and out of the bushes that line the fields... they had 'dens' everywhere, and thoroughly enjoyed the freedom.