We recently became members of the National Trust which has been great timing for the Summer Holidays as it means there is always somewhere for us to go to. It costs us £8 a month which I feel we have gotten good value for money as we have made several trips already. At Easter we went to Croft castle and since then we have visited Hanbury Hall, Dudmaston Manor and Brockhampton Estate. There have been nature trails for the kids to do and other nature based activities at a small charge. Most of these sites have fantastic play areas for the kids as well as the beautiful interiors of the houses to explore. There have been lovely natural play areas within the grounds too which add variety and adventure to these trips which could otherwise be seen as boring. There is an initiative taking place which is a scrap book of challenges for children to do before they turn 11 and 3/4 including building a den and tree climbing which we have begun. Here are some pics I've managed to take along the way of our little family enjoying ourselves.