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.
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.
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.
Greys Court is absolutely stunning in spring and the bluebell woods are something that would draw me back there. 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?