Family-friendly days out in London
We love National Trust days out here at Mini Travellers, and one thing we were surprised to learn is that some people don’t realise how family friendly their properties are. When we are thinking of things to do in London we don’t naturally think of visiting a National Trust property but here are three ideas that show you should!
Why not explore one of these National Trust days out in London next time you visit?
Morden Hall Park
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”
Find out more about Cathy’s family day out at Morden Hall Park.
Osterley Park and House
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 Cathy’s review of Osterley Park and House.
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 about Lucy’s family day out at Sutton House.
Find your next adventure
If you’re looking for ideas on other National Trust properties to visit across the UK, you’ll find inspiration in my guide to 100 amazing National Trust days out.
This post on National Trust days out in London is part of my series on National Trust days out with children.