Family days out with National Trust in the East Midlands
There’s lots to love about National Trust properties. They make for a great family day out, with plenty to see and do for children and adults of all ages.
If you’re looking for something to entertain the children why not try one of these National Trust days out in the East Midlands?
Belton House has lots of family fun on offer no matter the weather. There’s an outdoor adventure playground, an indoor play area and a discovery centre that is open at weekends.
Amanda, from Ana Mum Diaries, says: “It’s the perfect setting to spend time together as a family. With playgrounds, cafes and shops lots to do and see. We bought a football whilst we were there at the gift shop, which is definitely something to remember for other NT trust weekends we go on”
Donna, from What The Redhead said, says: “LP and Little Man loved climbing up the steps to the house – and down them again. They had a great time playing hide and seek with lots of bushes to hide behind! The gardens are the perfect place for little adventures”
Calke Abbey is an unstately home sat in a stunning estate. Instead of being restored to its former glory,the rooms have been preserved as they were when handed over to the National Trust in 1985. There is a time capsule of stories to discover inside and plenty of space to run and climb outside.
Penny, from Parentshaped says: “Watching your kids completely absorbed in playing, no fights, no need for help or explanation. They know exactly what to do outdoors”
Read Penny’s review of Calke Abbey.
Clumber Park has 3,800 acres of park, heath and woodlands to explore so you really could spend an entire day and still go home with plenty more to see next time you visit.
Jane, from Maflingo, says: “As there’s so much to see at Clumber park, we organised an itinerary to make the most of our day. We decided to start our day with a bike ride, followed by a visit to the Walled Kitchen Garden. After lunch, the kids were keen to visit the Woodland Play Park and the Discovery Centre”
Find out more about Jane’s family day trip to Clumber Park.
Sudbury Hall‘s museum offers you the chance to experience childhood through the ages, You can visit a victorian schoolroom and reminisce over the toy collections. There is also plenty of outdoor space to discover and explore.
Amanda, from Ana Mum Diary, says: “Fun, laughter, picnics, learning new things, tree climbing, jumping and even more laughter that’s what our day at Sudbury Hall was all about”
Read Amanda’s review of Sudbury Hall.
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If you’re looking for more family days out across the UK, why not take a look at my guide to 100 amazing National Trust days out with children?
This post on National Trust days out in the East Midlands is part of my series on National Trust days out with children.
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