Wednesday, 7 August 2013

The stunning Basildon Park

I have been umming and ahhing about becoming a National Trust member but Basildon Park sealed the deal for me! Well that and they currently have an offer on at the moment! If you haven't noticed we love being out in the countryside and Basildon Park is beautiful, that teamed up with a stunning manor house, the same house that Pride & Prejudice was filmed! Plus cream tea in adorable court yards I loved it!

We went with one of my dearest friends and ex-flat mate who shares the same interest in beautiful old things, we couldn't wait to have a nose around the manor house, unfortunately I wasn't able to take photos as they were filming 'something' top secret stuff! But it was stunning, a lot of original features or beautiful restoration. The only downfall was its not suitable for children, we were constantly worrying they might break something and there was no pushchair access so we had to take turns carrying Beaux. We've vowed to go back without the kids!

The grounds however are perfect for kids, plenty of wildlife to explore and a perfect place to picnic. This summer holiday they have an event called The Great Ball Run, maybe its the boys age but they were more interested in playing with stick and chasing each other! But older children may love it!

Basildon Park is definitely one for the list and we will visit again, I love that there is something for both the adults and the children to enjoy.


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