National Trust days out in Somerset & Wiltshire
We love Somerset & Wiltshire and something else we love are National Trust days out! We were surprised to learn that not everyone has heard about how family friendly their properties are, and that they make great days out for children of all ages.
If you haven’t visited a property in a long time it may be time to plan your next visit! Here are some amazing National Trust days out in Somerset & Wiltshire to inspire you.
Bath Skyline not only offers a stunning view of the Bath’s Georgian architecture but also a two mile stretch that is loaded with activities to keep children entertained. You can search for fairies and hunt for geocaches as well as expelling plenty of energy in the woodland play area.
Christine, from A Family Day out says: “Whilst the Bath skyline walk is perfect for older children, those with younger kids may find some parts too hilly. However the National Trust have produced a separate Family Discovery Trail leaflet for a flat two mile stretch of the walk around Claverton Down”
Discover more in Christine’s Bath Skyline review.
Coleridge Cottage is a humble Georgian home that witnessed the birth of one of the greatest movements is English literature.
Global Mouse Travels says: “This is a wonderful place to bring children, unlike many National Trust properties this is very much a ‘please touch’ house. They tell you to rummage through the drawers and pick up his (recreated) letters and even have a go at using a flint to start a fire. Ours loved having a go at writing with a quill”
Find out what makes Coleridge Cottage a great family day out.
Fyne Court has plenty for children to see and do. Paddle in the stream, conquer fallen trees and discover the play trail, all in a beautiful little hamlet.
Laura, from Side Street Style says: “Fyne Court is a stunning and free National trust estate with a courtyard that houses a cosy little cafe, lots of walks and woodland to explore, a folly, boathouse and lake and was the perfect place to run off some steam before our car journey home. In the court yard was a large tree that had been cut down and the tree and stump made a great natural climbing frame.”
Read more about Laura’s family day out at Fyne Court.
Stourhead has plenty to keep your family entertained. Outside this the perfect setting for a game of hide and seek, there are trails to discover and even a cave waiting to be explored. In the house’s basement there is dressing up and traditional games for a bit of indoor fun.
Hayley, from Devon Mama says: “The lake then dictates a pathway around the estate, leading you through temples and grottos with hidden statues and beautiful views at every turn. There are cottages, statues and towers dotted amongst a variety of flora and fauna meaning that there’s always something to see, especially in the spring as the garden comes to life and in the autumn when it blazes out”
Discover more in Hayley’s review of Stourhead.
Tyntesfield is a spectacular Gothic revival house set in 540 acres of rolling parkland. There are four fantastic play areas for children including a den building village in the woodlands, balance beams and parallel ropes in the orchard and playbarns down on the farm.
Donna, from What The Redhead Said, says: “LP and Little Man loved playing on the tractor and there was an assault course made from apple crates and wood. It was one of the most eclectic and interesting play areas I’ve seen in a long time and the children loved it – a great place to pass the time”
Read Donna’s review to find out more about what makes Tyntesfield a fun family day out.
Inspired to plan your next family adventure?
Head to my list of 100 amazing National Trust days out with children for more ideas and inspiration.
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