Making memories with a National Trust passport

Making memories with a National Trust passport

We’ve had National Trust membership since my son was really small and we always get our money’s worth from our annual fee.  It’s something I recommend to friends and I couldn’t imagine not being a member now.  If we’re going away anywhere I always look to see what National Trust… Continue reading »

Exploring the Christmas Carnival at Waddesdon Manor

Exploring the Christmas Carnival at Waddesdon Manor

From mid November onwards my diary just goes mad, not just with Christmas events, but also with my son’s birthday being in December too. I realised that even though we live close by, we weren’t going to be able to fit in time exploring the Christmas Carnival at Waddesdon Manor unless… Continue reading »

Exploring Newark Park

Exploring Newark Park

When we were out and about during the half term holidays my son picked up leaflets as he always does. I normally then covertly put most of them back where they came from, but on this occasion, one made it home with us. My son is always eager to get… Continue reading »

Exploring Chedworth Roman Villa

Exploring Chedworth Roman Villa

I’ve always been interested in the Romans, Greeks and Egyptians and I cannot wait for my son to learn about each civilisation at school.  He briefly covered the Romans when he learnt about Pompeii last year and we’ve shown him lots of Roman artifacts in museum visits over the last… Continue reading »

Enjoying Waddesdon Manor and the Manor Restaurant

Enjoying Waddesdon Manor and the Manor Restaurant

The weather was glorious again on Sunday and we were all set to grab some fresh air at one of our favourite places and I knew I wouldn’t have to come home and do the cooking afterwards.  Result!  We spent some time enjoying Waddesdon Manor and the Manor Restaurant. Waddesdon Manor… Continue reading »

Exploring Hidcote for the first time

Exploring Hidcote for the first time

Each year I make a list of National Trust places that we’d like to explore and as my son gets older and copes with longer car journeys we have widened our horizons.  I’d wanted to visit Cotswold Lavender for a while, and realised that we could also tick another NT… Continue reading »