Little Routines, Gillian Stewart

National Trust Gardens
Gillian Stewart, Sunday, July 19, 2015

From babies to older children a day out is fun for everyone.

The National Trust has some wonderful gardens that you and your children will enjoy. Your baby will experience the different sights and sounds whist you admire the gardens with their beautiful flowers and trees. Your older children will be entertained with an array of fun filled things to see and do. You can all enjoy lunch together whether it is a picnic or in one of the restaurants.

There are many to choose from but here are just a few child friendly National Trust Gardens to share with you. 

Clivedon, Buckinghamshire. Here you will find a giant maze, a wonderful story book den for children to play in and delightful gardens to wander around. The dolls house cafe offers  pick and mix lunch boxes and of course an ice cream treat.

Greys Court, Oxfordshire. Set in the rolling hills of the Chilterns, the kitchen garden is gloriously colourful. Little wooden owls are hiding, waiting to be spotted. Fairies live in the gardens. See if you can find their little doors in the trees. Greys Fort for your children to climb and slide down whilst you sit and watch. 

Glendurgan Garden, Cornwall. A glorious garden full of amazing plants. You can walk down to the beach and explore the rock pools and build sand castles. The maze will certainly keep you and your children entertained. 

Anglesey Abbey, Cambridgeshire. These gardens are marked with avenues of trees, lawns, meadows and woods. There is a wildlife discovery area for children and tree house. Children are allowed to climb the trees and build their own dens. Take a picnic or choose your own lunch box from the restaurant.