4 National Trust Days Out with Children in Northern Ireland
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. 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 Northern Ireland that you will love.
Carrick-a-Rede‘s coast has some of Ireland’s most stunning coastal trails and is home to basking sharks, dolphins and porpoises. Will you be brave enough to cross the rope bridge which is suspended almost 100ft above sea level? Stacey says: “There are some steep ledges and drop offs at Carrick-a-Rede and we made sure the kids stayed on the inside of the paths and away from any drop-offs, but most areas had rails and more dangerous paths were marked” You can read more about Stacey’s visit to both the Giant’s Causeway and Carrick-a-rede here.
Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House will give you a day of beautiful walks across the cliffs and through the gardens to discover dovecotes and temples. Amazing ruins to explore and Bishops Play Trail, with it’s spiders web,climbing frame and much more! Debs, from Super Busy Mum, says: “We really had such a lovely day, it was a cold one and it took us about two days to warm up! Nevertheless, the kids are asking to go back again”…read more
Giant’s Causeway offers the chance to see some spectacular rock formations. From the Grand Causeway, to the Giant’s boot, they all have a mystical tale of Finn the giants surrounding them. Monika, from Inspiroo, says: “The tide was coming in, so it was fun watching as people trying to get the perfect picture were getting soaked by the occasionally rising waves. Gradually it became quieter as the last shuttle time was approaching. The kids were really happy playing in nature’s playground, so I decided we’d stay to watch the sunset” Stacey, from Strollering the Globe, says: “My kids took a few tumbles climbing on the Causeway rocks, but to them it was just a big playground to climb on and they loved it”
White Park Bay is an ancient and peaceful beach full of fossils and wildlife. Monika, whose family took part in a Ranger walk says: ” We started walking down to the beach, stopping intermittently as our ranger, spotted something interesting in the bushes to point out, or was asked by one of the kids about a bug they had caught” You can read more about Monika’s visit to both the Giant’s Causeway and White Park Bay here.
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