We are pleased to be
involved with National Trust again; this time to promote their 50 things to dobefore you’re 11 ¾ campaign. It is a
great idea; using National Trust properties (alongside your own school or garden)
to help you tick off a list of must do activities before they get to that
age. My two are only 4 and almost 6 but
it does not hurt to get a head start working our way through it!
can watch the video below to see what the campaign is all about and the kind of
things you can get up to finish the challenge.
It is a good way to motivate your children to get outdoors and try a
whole range of new experiences.
today off we went to Chirk Castle. We
thought we would combine it with a visit to nearby Erddig at the same time, but
how wrong we were. We ended up having a
very full and fun packed day leaving no time to visit the next property. But this goes to show how much some of the
National Trust properties actually have to see and do.
We ticked off:
down a really big hill
what is in a pond (we saw some really cool newts!)
aside from completing a few items on their list my two also spent an hour
learning all about medieval armour and weaponry. They developed some techniques in sword fighting, jousting and
wielding a pike. The guys involved were very friendly and helpful and I think it is an excellent chance for children to learn something different.
It is a shame Penrhyn Castle had nothing in place when we visited, as it really helped extend our stay meaning for anyone visiting it is excellent value for money.
am going to giveaway a family pass for a visit to a National Trust property of your
choice in Wales, if you would like to enter please fill out the rafflecopter below by
the 1st of June.
a Rafflecopter giveaway