‘Fantastic day out’

Balclutha siblings Annalise (6) and Wyatt (9) Craig take in the Hart’s Black Horse Brewery daffodils during the Lawrence attraction's opening weekend on Saturday.

Mum Rebecca said the family’s visit to the picturesque ruins — their first — had proven to be a "fantastic day out".

"Lawrence has really turned it on for us today. We’ve had an ice cream, a go on some horses, and the daffodils are just magnificent.

"We’ll be back next year, I’m sure."

Officials said more than 80 people had visited by 3pm on Saturday.

The site, signposted off Wetherstons Rd, is open under Level 2 rules from 10am to 4pm, Friday to Sunday, until October 1, then Thursday to Sunday during the school holidays from October 2-10.

Historic tours take place every Saturday at 2pm, and a small site entry fee applies.

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