Greys Court National Trust

In an attempt to have some quality time with little man before he starts school in September, we visited Greys Court National Trust last week.

Situated in Henley, spring is the perfect time to visit as the woodland walks are a sea of bluebells. There are two woodland walks that you can take, one which is around 20 minutes and the other 45 mintues. As I knew I was never going to get my four year old to walk that far, we just visited for a short walk before having a picnic at the tables just up from the car park. Of course we made sure that we took some photograph’s in the bluebells first.

grey's court bluebells

We visited on a sunny day and everything about the grounds looked glorious.

My boys aren’t really interested in the stately homes that the National Trust has to offer, but they are happy to walk around the grounds and check out the playgrounds. There is a lovely fort themed playground at Greys Court which is perfect for young children. It is shady and has tree to climb, a fort with slide and a jail to hide in. Little man enjoyed playing here with other children.

children's playground at Grey's Court

There is also a maze. It wasn’t quite what I expected as there were no walls. However, we spent 5 minutes following the path to the centre and then out again.

maze at grey's court

Greys Court is absolutely stunning in spring and the bluebell woods are something that would draw me back there. ย The playground is really only aimed at pre school children and is on the small side. Having said that I am sure that my 8 year old would have been quite happy climbing the big tree in the centre, or climbing trees in the woodland walks.

What is your favourite National Trust?

 

 

11 Comment

  1. Emma says: Reply

    What wonderful grounds. I think it is great how the National Trust are now geared towards children. Stunning grounds and you can never beat a good bluebell picture ๐Ÿ™‚ #countrykids

    1. admin says: Reply

      We visited Belton House in Lincs in the summer and there was so much for the boys there. even the older one. It is great and so nice to get them outdoors x

  2. I do think the National Trust have done a great job in recent years making their properties and gardens family friendly. Like you my kids were never interested in the houses past the servant quarters and kitchens but loved the dressing up rooms, play areas and nature trails in the gardens. On a lovely day it is easy to just enjoy the outside and what a perfect time of year with the bluebells at Greys Court. Thank you for sharing with me on #CountryKids
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    1. admin says: Reply

      The bluebells were just stunning. I would be quite happy to go for a walk there just by myself!

  3. What a fun maze! I’m forever getting horribly lost inside them with my daughter – who then gets bored and insists we need to leave, never quite believing I don’t know exactly how to get out. The National Trust always seems to have such fun activities for kids in its gardens. #countrykids
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    1. admin says: Reply

      Yes I get really lost in them under normal circumstances too!

  4. Grey’s Court is not too far from us and I was wondering if was worth a visit. Sounds like you had a nice time. #CountryKids

  5. It’s lovely there isn’t it. We had a flying visit last year and need to return #CountryKids
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  6. Mrs T says: Reply

    oooh lovely this isn’t too far from us the play castle looks great my sons would love this. thanks for sharing #whatevertheweather

  7. Ah, we were there last week to see the wisteria! Unfortunately my little boy was exhausted after running around the gardens so we didn’t have time to explore the rest of the grounds – sounds like another trip is in order to check out that fort! #whatevertheweather

  8. Jenny says: Reply

    It looks lovely! I really enjoy just playing outdoors in large gardens, even without a playground they can find so much to do! Thanks so much for linking up to #Whatevertheweather ๐Ÿ™‚ x

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