National Trust Croome

I’ve always thought that days out as a family were a really important part of growing up, but with two children, it becomes really expensive for us all to go out. 

We’ve had our National Trust membership for a couple of years now, and it’s a really economical way to have regular days out without paying a fortune. 

We have visited numerous National Trust sites across the country, but one of our favourites is our local one at Croome in Worcestershire, so that’s where we headed to today. 

We met up with a couple of our friends and spent the morning walking around in the beautiful, Capability Brown landscaped gardens before heading to the cafe for lunch and then having a look at the RAF museum. 

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At the moment, the house itself is being renovated and very cleverly, the National Trust have decided to enhance the scaffolding to make a viewing platform. 

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Libby enjoyed the walk and loved exploring the various buildings and follies. 

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She even had a lesson in map reading. 

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Today was all about being outdoors, but had the weather not been so great, there were plenty of beautiful things to look at indoors as well. 

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For us though, we were there for the beautiful winter sunshine, the unusual wildlife and the first signs of spring. 

Croome is a National Trust property located in Worcestershire in the West Midlands. This is a great place for all the family with children's activities regularly taking place. It is suitable for a visit in both good and bad weather as there are indoor areas as well as the beautiful gardens to explore.

 

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Oh, and the cake. We had a lovely lunch in the cafe, followed by the most fabulous ginger cake. Sorry Jane and Julie, you missed out there, we’ll go again when you’re not on a diet! 

Visiting National Trust properties is a great way to make sure that we keep enjoying our local area. I’m hoping for more of these beautiful sunny winter days so we can keep on exploring. 

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9 Comments

  1. January 25, 2015 / 10:13 am

    Gorgeous! What a wonderful family day out 🙂 We’re going to get National Trust membership soon, just saving pennies at the moment. I recently blogged about our trip to Isaac Newton’s house which is NT and very close to our house xx
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    • monsterid January 25, 2015 / 10:19 am

      It’s a great investment Hannah, we love having the freedom to go out for the day without worrying about cost.x

  2. January 25, 2015 / 11:31 pm

    Your photos make it look so beautiful, I can understand why you like to return here. I think we are going to invest in membership, there are so many lovely places to visit. The grounds at Croome look full of interesting areas to explore. thank you for sharing on Country Kids

    • monsterid January 25, 2015 / 11:36 pm

      Thank you Fiona. We adore it. I would highly recommend the annual membership, great value for money.x

  3. January 28, 2015 / 6:40 pm

    Wow!! Beautiful pictures!! We are National trust members and it is such a great investment. It makes finding day trips out so much easier and hassle free. Sounds like you had a lovely time.
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    • monsterid January 28, 2015 / 6:44 pm

      Thank you Martyn, I was lucky with the light for the photos, I’m a terrible photographer 😉

  4. January 30, 2015 / 6:14 pm

    What a great place for photos, beautiful 🙂 I love the bird that’s not a bird in the tree! X

    • monsterid January 30, 2015 / 6:17 pm

      Thank you Lisa. We adore it. I have to admit I was lucky with the photos, I tend not to lug a big camera around with me at the moment (I carry Lia in a sling so the camera as well would be a bit much) so they were just mobile phone snaps.x

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