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3 National Trust Days Out With Children in The Cotswolds

We love The Cotswolds and 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.  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 The Cotswolds that you will love.

Brockhampton is a medieval manor house that sits in a traditionally farmed estate. Children will love following the natural play trail with almost a mile of adventures to discover. The meadow and orchard has plenty to introduce the smaller ones into natural play with willow tunnels and a stump circle. There is also plenty for children to discover inside the house too. Global Mouse Travels says: “We absolutely loved our visit to the house at Lower Brockhampton, learning of the servant’s medieval role to de-flea their mistress’s hair, discovering the vital role of the kitchen in the house and exploring the 1950s lounge complete with contemporary radio programmes playing quietly and clocks gently ticking. It’s wonderfully evocative”…read more

Westwood Manor is only open a few days each week during the summer season, due to the live in tenants. But It really is a treat if you can get there. The gardens are filled with unusual topiary sculptures and the kids will love to search for the rare great-crested newts in the garden pools. Jenny, from The Gingerbread House says: “It’s a small house, just right for my 4 and 6 year old, who were kept busy with a quiz. The house isn’t recommended for under 5’s but my little 4 year old had fun. What’s not to love about exploring someone else’s house and asking questions about what’s a chamber pot for”…read more

Woodchester Park is great for a nice family walk in the countryside. There are three trails of varying lengths to follow. The woodland trail being the shortest and includes a play trail. Paper trails can also be found at the carpark and the mansion. Sarah, from Craft Invaders, says: “the valley is wonderful for foraging; I’ve seen wild strawberries, wood sorrel and wild garlic there among other things. On this occasion we opted for the shortest walk as we wanted to check out the children’s trail. This trail is steep in places, so I’d advise anyone thinking of walking here to wear appropriate footwear”…read more

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Karen Beddow founded Mini Travellers in 2014 while doing what she loves most...going on holiday!

Mini Travellers is for parents looking for holiday ideas, destination reviews, days out and things to do with the kids. We also have family travel tips, activity ideas and all other things family holiday related. Take a look at some of our latest reviews for holidays and day trips in the UK.


  1. April 7, 2017 at 9:25 am — Reply

    The Cotswolds is high on my Uk bucket list and the national trust properties here look great #cukturedkids
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  2. April 7, 2017 at 7:54 pm — Reply

    We’re going to the Cotswolds this summer and 1 of these suggestions we haven’t done – it somehow managed to escape us! So Brockhampton it is!
    I love your guide to 100 NT properties. #cultured kids

  3. April 7, 2017 at 8:59 pm — Reply

    I didn’t realise how family-friendly NT was until we went to KingstonLacy last summer and my kids were allowed to zoom around on their bikes, it was such a pleasant surprise! #culturedkids

  4. April 8, 2017 at 8:09 pm — Reply

    I love the way the NT ofen have trails that children can discover. It’s a really good way of helping them get excited about visiting these beautiful places. Thanks for linking up with #CulturedKids!
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