3 National Trust days out with Children in London
We love National Trust days out here at Mini Travellers and we were surprised to learn the other day that some people still don’t think their properties are suitable for children. When we head to London though we don’t naturally think of visiting a National Trust property but here are three ideas that show you should!
The National Trust has put children at the heart of a lot of their properties over the last few years and if your last experience of a visit was when you were a child then you need to go back, as things have changed a lot! Whether you are visiting simply for some fresh air, to ride a bike or to play in one of the many adventure playgrounds we are sure you will find a National Trust property in London that you will love.
Morden Hall Park has 125 acres for you little adventurers to explore, purchase an orienteering map for a real adventure. There is plenty of wildlife to discover with the I Spy leaflets available are adventure play areas to let off a bit of steam. There are regular family friendly activities on offer too. Cathy, from Mummy Travels, says: “we could tick another of our 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾ off the list by playing Pooh sticks – quite a few games in fact. Then Minnie decided the river, so clear that we could see the bottom, was home to crocodiles, many of whom needed feeding with pebbles”…read more
Osterley Park and House is a stunning Georgian country estate in west London. There are parklands and lakes to explore and lawns for picnicking. Cathy, from Mummy Travels, says: “It’s easy to wander around with a pushchair here (and the park outside is free, so was swarming with parents and buggies enjoying some brief autumn sunshine) but that’s not all that’s surprisingly family-friendly.A new natural play trail, created from a single fallen tree, is ideal for climbing, scrambling and generally burning off energy”…read more
Sutton House not only shows you the stunning Tudor designs expected from a National Trust property, but also has rooms showcasing the fact the house was inhabited by squatters during the 80’s. Lucy, from Project: Urban Wildling, says: “Most of the rooms were surprisingly toddler-safe, with very few breakable objects to be threatened. In fact, the whole house was very child-friendly – there were toys stashed away in some of the chests downstairs and upstairs we found tents set up in two of the rooms”…read more
Morden Hall Park. Credit: National Trust
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