Family & Days Out

A Day at Dunster Castle

When we were away in Somerset, we decided to take advantage of our National Trust membership and explore a nearby site. We were so fortunate that it turned out that Dunster Castle was near to us, as we all thoroughly enjoyed it. I fell in love with the gardens, the castle was fun to explore and the children had a great time on the Easter Egg Trail.

Dunster Castle

The gardens were all winding forest walks, with the sound of a stream running through it, with camellia bushes aplenty. I absolutely loved it…

Dunster Castle grounds

Dunster Castle Camellias

Dunster Castle gardens

Dunster Castle grounds 1

The children were happy to stumble upon the natural play area, where the Husband also had to play, of course…

Dunster Castle play area

Dunster Castle play area photos

The castle itself was set up as a Victorian home, though it’s history actually spans a thousand years.

Dunster Castle 1

Dunster Castle inside

Dunster Castle 2

Then we had to do the Easter Egg trail. I like doing these at National Trust sites, and this one didn’t disappoint. With an Alice in Wonderland theme and a hunt taking us through the grounds, it felt magical and as though we were entering a fairy tale world. Every clue was marked by a playing card, and amongst other things, we had ribbons to find, the Cheshire Cat to spot, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum to meet and croquet on the lawn…

Dunster Castle Easter Egg Trail

Dunster Castle Easter Egg Trail clues

There’s also Dunster village to meander around and a working water mill to see, so more than enough to keep you busy.

The only problem with it is that it’s a long way from home, so we can’t pop back there again any time soon. It was a lovely family day out.

family at Dunster Castle

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