Thursday, 17 July 2014

Hughenden Victorian Weekend - National Trust


Last weekend we visited Hughenden National Trust, it was our first time visiting Hughenden as we fancied a National Trust we hadn't been to before. We checked online before we set off and were lucky enough to be going on the same day as the Hughenden Victorian Weekend. It was amazing, lots of actors dressed up from the Victoria era were strolling around the grounds, stopping to talk to us in character. There was also an informative display of soldiers and Zulus, it went over Tiger and Beaux's head but they liked seeing the soldiers march ,shoot and then dress up as our own little soliders. The stalls itself were more catered for children, Tiger came away learning loads about mermaids, blood bowls, mummies and brains (of course loving all things spooky he made a bee line to the stall with gruesome items laid out) Violet and The Mister really enjoyed learning how they made ice cream, even being able to sample some.

All of our favorite part was the Victorian Garden Games, bowling, croquet, lucky horse shoe throwing and many more games laid out in the stunning gardens. It wasn't busy at all, so we let our competitive nature shine and played games for ages until we stopped for ice cream. 



Hughenden itself is as beautiful as you expect from a National Trust, its quite large and surrounded by woodland so loads to explore. There is a huge manor house but we spent so much time with the Victorian activities that we never made it into the house but will definitely visit again to have a nose around the manor house, it would make a lovely wet day activity.





Hughenden is going on our list of favorite National Trust family friendly days out, along with Greys Court Baildon and Cliveden

We are National Trust Members, so this day out was free, I can't stress how much we use our membership especially with the summer holidays we will be visiting non stop! Its just an easy, cheap day out which we know we all will enjoy. I highly recommend buying an annual family pass.




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  1. We've got an annual pass too and I love it - perfect days out when you can't quite decide what you want to do but know you need to get out of the house!

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    1. Exactly! Ours is due to expire at the end of the month and we will definitely renew x

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    2. Exactly!! Ours is due to expire at the end of the month and we will definitely be renewing! Where are your favorite NT places? x

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  2. This looks like an awesome day and I love your photos :)

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