Hi. I’d like to introduce myself, I’m Anca, an expat living for the last 3 years in Merseyside. I usually write at ancaslifestyle.co.uk about everyday life, my home, some DIY, events and sightseeing around the UK.
Today I’m going to tell you about a subject I care about, National Trust. I learned about NT when I’ve started visiting their locations with hubby and, once in a while, with the dog. Its history is heart-warming and the work they do is vital for preserving pieces of history and nature. Also, they offer an impeccable experience every time.
Hubby bought a membership for us as a birthday gift a couple of years ago, after we’ve visited a few locations. As we’ve used the membership many times, we are going to renew it every year. Here is a short list of what you can do at a NT location.
Things to do with kids at the National Trust
1. Visit the properties. I’ve been to a lot of properties and revisit some of them as they are amazing. In most properties there are guided tours. I imagine that for most kids the guided tour can be quite boring, but there are guides in every room and they can answer any questions. I think it’s a fun way to learn history, by hearing stories about real people and see where they lived and what they did.
2. Attend special events. I’ve been to two events so far and it was so much fun. A Victorian May Day at Quarry Bank Mill near Manchester and a Victorian Christmas at Speke Hall near Liverpool. At the events there are hands-on activities, like the sugar mice I’ve made for Christmas or lots of toys, Punch & Judy at the May Day.
3. Enjoy the nature. National Trust was founded by Octavia Hill and her friends so working class people could enjoy the countryside. Almost all of the properties are near a forest and they have beautiful gardens. Also, there are a lot of NT locations in the countryside, on hills, beach and woods.
4. Have tea. The scones from NT are amazing, fresh and buttery. There is a selection of cakes and some offer lunch too. You can even pick your own apples for a small donation.