Thinking of somewhere to take the children, for Family Days Out, can be a challenge. Getting everyone to agree and then getting everyone in the car is enough to send the most zen of us over the edge. Here we have listed our top 6 days out, perfect for the whole family – and local too.
Outdoor Family days out
Greenfield Valley – https://www.greenfieldvalley.com
This lovely little hidden gem has the Abbey ruins, A Woodland fairy walk, and has lots of Historical features. With regular events and themed days throughout April-October, as season pass is well worth it. Above is the link to their website for full info and directions.
National Trust – http://www.nationatrust.org.uk
We both absolutely adore our National Trust membership, and with over 500 special places and with 39 of those being pubs/inns, they have something for everyone. Whether you fancy catching up on some history, or exploring the gardens each property has something that you will enjoy.
Here we list our favourite local National Trust places to visit. We definitely recommend buying a Membership Pass for the National trust. From as little as £7.50 per month, you can access all of these amazing places, saving up to £60 per visit per family.
Tatton Park – https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/tatton-park
An historical estate with a neo-classical mansion, 50 acres of landscaped Gardens, 1000 acres of deer Park, a rare breed farm and medieval Old Hall. Our kids particularly love the massive play park, and we go for a family BBQ each summer.
Explore a much-loved home, garden and estate filled with the stories of a family and their servants. The Wolf’s Den is amazing for Den building and exploring – even when it’s raining. With it’s own Kiosk, Hot chocolate and Sweet Treats are a must in cold weather – To Ice creams and Pop in the sun baked afternoons of summer. Here there is lots of open space in front of the Mansion to have a picnic, and maybe a game of frisbee.
Bodnant Gardens – https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/bodnant-garden
A world-famous garden home to National Collections and Champion Trees. This magical place has so many flowers, plants and shrubs. There is so much to look at. Kids activity trails are a great way to get the kids interacting during the visit. Just outside the gardens exit gate, there is also a lovely shopping complex, filled with local craft, cafes and an amazing Farm Shop.
Also there is the National Beekeeping Centre for Wales. Our kids loved learning about Bees using the interactive displays, and some generous knowledge from their volunteers.
Loggerheads – www.visitclwydianrange.co.uk/
Loggerheads Country Park with its beautiful wooded river valley, dramatic cliffs and outcrops is great for a short stroll or an ideal place to start exploring the Clwydian Range. It has a well marked Discovery Trail and easily accessible pathways around the park and to the hills and valleys beyond.
With great value parking (take change for the metre) it’s a pocket friendly day out for all the family. Take a picnic or grab something from Cafe Florence. Go for a short walk or a massive hike to the clifftops. The more adventurous can head on down to Devil’s Gorge or even along to the top of Moel Famau. Something for all ages.
If you have any suggestions for local Family Days out let us know on our Facebook page or hashtag #cassdaviesphotography on Instagram.
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