The Ewe Experience is an interactive sculpture garden in County Cork, Ireland, which I had the pleasure of visiting last month. I had no idea what to expect from the experience beforehand, but I have to say in ended up being one of my favourite activities from the whole weekend!

Of course, there were a lot of sculptures.

My favourites were the various anthropomorphic animals dotted around, like this rhino catching some rays.

All of these were created by one of the attraction's owners, Sheena Wood, who also designed some more unusual pieces.

I don't know if you can see all the details in that last photo, but it's a pile of toys making up that robot face. Pretty cool, huh?

The gardens were beautiful too.

There was a stream running down the hillside with winding paths going in every direction and wooden bridges for you to pass across the water.

But, we've all seen gardens before. And we've all see sculptures before too.

It was the interactive nature of the experience that really made this place special.

If you are tired of walking, you could always sit down for a quick game of tic tac toe. Or chess, or solitaire, or any of the other games that were sprinkled across the gardens for that matter.

You can even leave your mark behind, on this bucket list inspired blackboard.

I didn't write a message myself, but I definitely agree with this person who would like to travel the world.

When I saw the pots and pans hanging in the trees and the sticks for you to grab and make your own music with, I did get a little too excited and forgot to take any photos though!

There was plenty more to see and do, but I don't want to ruin all the surprises for you - if you want to see more, you'll just have to go yourself!

Here's what you need to know...

The Ewe Experience is located 3 miles north of the village of Glengarriff in County Cork, just off the N71. It is only open during the summer months, from around April to September. It costs €6.50 for adults and €5 for children. They recommend allowing at least an hour for your visit, but it could easily be a full day activity if you take your time.

Which sculpture do you like best?

PS. If you like quirky gardens, check out The Gardens of Apeltern.