National Trust

Visiting Sudbury Hall

Over the weekend we visited one of our favourite National Trust sites, Sudbury Hall. Sudbury Hall is a winner for us as as well as a beautiful hall to look around which normally has an I Spy trail on for the kids, sprawling gardens to play in and a fun woodland play area, it’s also …

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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 …

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Charming Charlecote Park

We have renewed our National Trust membership, but until last weekend, we’d not used it this year. I was missing it, there’s something special about our NT outings. The children love to run freely, I enjoy roaming around the gardens, and then rummaging through the plants and book sales, and then there are the cakes. …

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Teddy Bear Trail

As regular readers will know, we’re big fans of our National Trust days out. We’re lucky in that we have plenty of places to explore around us, being so central, and so we’re still enjoying getting out and about discovering new ones every few weeks. When I spotted that Hanbury Hall had a teddy bear event …

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Calke Abbey Gardens

We visited National Trust’s Calke Abbey for the first time last week, and I absolutely fell in love with the gardens there. They went on and on, from rambling pleasure grounds, overgrown and wild, to formal gardens, a kitchen garden, fields, meadows and a grotto. There was so much to see and smell there. The …

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