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 kids. 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! National Trust days out with kids in Hampshire are fab!
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 local National Trust property that you love.
Hinton Ampner‘s parklands offer over 700 years of history to discover and explore – perfect for an historical family day out. There are trails to follow and walks suitable for varying abilities. Inside the house there is eclectic collection of Georgian furnishings brought together after a devastating fire in 1960. Amy, from Everything Mummy says: “For all the toys the own and exciting (usually expensive) days out they can go my girls love nothing more than running around outside and having some freedom”…read more
Mottisfont offers wild play areas, including Boggy Climbing and Pump, Pool and Paddle. There is also plenty of space just to run jump and play. Claire, from Tin Box Traveller visited at Chistmas, she says:”At the stables there was a beautiful Christmas tree, surrounded by all sorts of things for TBT to explore and try out. Everything was very hands on, which was a relief for us as parents of an inquisitive toddler”..read more and Donna, from What the Red Head Said, says:”We then carried on walking to the water play area where children could pump water, build dams and watch the water move along a reservoir. It was both fun and educational and the children loved it”…read more
The Vyne isn’t the largest of properties, with only nine hectares of gardens, but there is still plenty for families to enjoy. Daisy, from Dais Like These, says: “The kids were delighted to find a little enclosure with ride on tractors, push along lawn mower toys and bouncy cows. They had a great time riding around and pushing each other along, they didn’t want to leave”…read more and Donna, from what The Red Head Said, says:”Eventually finding ourselves in the walled kitchen garden which was lovely to look at and spend time in but also had a section of lawn dedicated to children – with tractors to ride on, bouncy animals to hop along on and toy lawn mowers. The children could have easily spent all day in this area. read more