Saturday, 12 April 2014

National Trust - Dunster Castle, Minehead

On the way to our holiday at Butlins we stopped off at the National Trust Dunster Castle just about a 5 minute drive from the Butlins Resort.  What a nice way to spend a couple of hours getting some culture before we hit Butlins!

Dunster Castle is really well maintained and sits is a majestic position on the hill. It is such a contrast to the ruins of Bodium Castle that we visited a few weeks back. I see that during the school holidays they offer lots of family friendly activities, such as Easter egg hunts, falconry and Victorian games.

I'd say this National Trust site is worth a visit by any families passing by or living locally.  We didn't make it down to the subtropical gardens but these are supposed to have a nice children's play area there and we did see plenty of grassy space for the kids to run free and picnic areas too.

In he absence of JJ Miss M took control and wanted to pan out our visit and let us know where we should go.

There are so many great areas to explore, it is a really big and varied National trust site.

The stately home is very well preserved and there are guides for both adults and children with age-appropriate text and activities.
 Miss M liked the fact there were were a few seats she could try out for herself.

There were also quite a few children friendly activities and the girls had a fab time napkin folding and laying place settings.

Joining in with Fiona for her Country Kids linky this week -

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall
If you like what you have read and want to stay up-to-date then subscribe by email for free and receive blog posts directly to your in-box - just click the link Subscribe to Mummy From The Heart... by Email or perhaps you like to keep all your blog reading in one place, if that is the case you can follow me on BlogLovin too!Follow on Bloglovin
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...