Monday, January 30, 2017

National Trust Properties You Have To Visit ♥

One thing we love to do as a family is get outdoors and discover old places, as well as visiting some old haunts of ours again and again. We're definitely outdoorsy people, being lovers of nature, historic places and destinations which allow for the most perfect of picture opportunities.

I'm quite proud of our outdoor lovers status and I think it's quite apparent from my photography that my boys and I like to surround ourselves with nature and frequent places of interest on a regular basis. In fact, myself and the children have spent the last two days strolling around and exploring the beautiful gardens of an old manor house quite close to our home (I'm not going to lie, I was pretending it was my own garden as we were walking around - a girl can dream, right?).

I see so many of my blogging friends and people I follow on Instagram, visiting the most beautiful buildings and gardens, many of them part of the National Trust and honestly, from the pictures alone I dream of visiting these destinations with my own little family as they all look so beautiful.

I love that the National Trust encourages people and their families to get outdoors and explore.

I wanted to share some of my fellow bloggers posts on their days out to National Trust properties, just to give you a glimpse of what the National Trust has to offer and to give you some inspiration for any family days out you may be planning -

Nikki from Yorkshire Wonders has a great post about her family's visit to Beningbrough Hall, which offers a beautiful house, an adventure playground, den building and tea rooms - just to name a few.

Kate from Lesbemums has shared a post about her and her sons visit to Sheffield Park & Gardens, which is a beautiful historic park featuring waterfalls, landscape design and horticulture - as well as plenty of space for the little ones to run around and soak up some fresh air.

Halina from Viechoufleur has written about her experience of Basildon Park with her toddler in tow. Basildon Park offers rolling hills, woodland, fairy doors and did you know that Basildon House is where Downtown Abbey was set?

Samantha from North East Family Fun has shared her day of exploring (or rather getting lost in!) Labyrinth at Cragside. Her pictures of this place are absolutely stunning!

Karen from Mini Travellers has shared her family's experience of Roald Dahl's Tremendous Adventures at Tatton Park. The park itself looks absolutely beautiful, offering woodland, flowers and lots of things to keep the kids busy and entertained as they explore the grounds.

Jenny from Midwife and Life has shared a post about her family's trip to Bodiam Castle, which offers extensive grounds, activities for children, a fort and of course, the castle itself which has interactive displays and demonstrations of medieval life.

Emma from Life According to Mrs Shilts has a post detailing five things to do at Dudmaston Hall - I won't ruin the post for you but the place looks beautiful!

Louise from Pink Pear Bear has shared a post about her family's visit to Waddeston Manor - which looks absolutely stunning by the way!

Colette from We're Going On An Adventure has shared a post about Bodnant Garden, an absolutely stunning property (the stuff that dreams are made of, seriously!), beautiful gardens and dreamy views over the Welsh countryside.

Emma from The Joy of Five has shared her family's visit to Limpsfied Common to search for Peter Rabbit's office amongst the bluebells, her photos are stunning.

Jane from Hodge Podge Days has been very busy exploring National Trust properties, sharing six of her visits to different National Trust locations over on her blog, all of which you can read about here.

Helena from Babyfoote has also visited and written about many National Trust properties on her blog, all located in the North Wales/Chesire area. You can read about her National Trust adventures here.

Hopefully the above posts will give you some family day out inspiration.


1 comment

  1. Thank you for including my post. We love NT properties and are so lucky to have quite a few in our area x


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