Discover great National Trust days out in Kent, Surrey & Sussex
Here at Mini Travellers we love National Trust days out! Did you know that they’re great for families and children? The National Trust has put children at the heart of a many of their properties, with lots to enjoy whatever your age.
From castles to landscaped gardens, there’s lots of choice for National Trust days out in Kent, Surrey & Sussex.
Bodiam Castle‘s towering walls and ruined interior offers a glimpse of 14th century splendour. There are often activities and volunteers in full character dress to immerse you into the history of the site.
Cathy, from Mummy Travels says:”It was just one of the many examples of the way the National Trust has made the castle quite so family-friendly. Yes, there’s plenty for adults on medieval life, history, its place in everything from the Wars of the Roses to the Second World War, but at every corner there’s something to entertain and educate kids too”
Read Cathy’s review of Bodiam Castle.
Box Hill offers an almost endless list of things to see and do. Kids can even borrow a kite or a tracker pack, which includes all the ingredients for little adventurers to explore the natural world around them.
Ting, from My Travel Monkey says: “During the year there are also particular events from sledging during snowfall, or you’re even able to borrow kites! Kids are encouraged to obtain ‘tracker packs’ to spot all the wonderful foliage and wildlife that is abundant in the area.”
Read Ting’s Box Hill review.
Chartwell was the home of Winston Churchill. He even build a small playhouse for his daughter which is open for children to visit, although there isn’t a miniature working aga now! There are also plenty of areas to play areas dotted around that will be sure to keep little ones occupied.
Gretta, from Mums Do Travel, says:”In another part of the woods is the Canadian Camp. Canadian soldiers were stationed here during WWII in order to guard Chartwell. One of their tasks was to camouflage the lakes and swimming pool with brushwood so that they couldn’t be identified from the air. The recreated Canadian Camp today has hammocks and a campfire and is great for kids to play in.”
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