Half term will be around in less than seven quick weeks;
my husband actually has booked this school holiday off (I swear sometimes he
claims he can’t just so he takes holidays in term time instead and have peaceful
days whilst the boys are at school!!!).
Whereas if he knows we are all off I will want us to go off on some kind
of adventure, I love creating memories and visiting new places.
I quite fancy doing something in the UK again, I felt
inspired reading this Great British Family Road Trip article. With over
200,000 miles of roads ready to explore we still have plenty more to see and
do. I want to do as General Manager of My Voucher Codes Chris Reilly says,
“pack up a picnic and map and see where the road takes you”.
I am keen to take out
National Trust membership using the MyVoucherCodes offer; you even get a free
pair of binoculars when you sign up through them perfect for watching birds and
other wildlife. Eldest spotted a Moorhen sitting on a nest looking after its eggs.
I don’t know why we
haven’t bought membership already as we have visited a fair few times over the
years. I am finding that castles, big
manor houses and expansive grounds to discover interests the boys much more now
they are getting older. Plus once you
have paid for annual membership you can visit all the National Trust
attractions without extra charge.
Believe it or not there are 500 places you can visit – which includes
gold mines and woods on top of the usual castles and gardens! So its not like you will run out of places to visit anytime soon…
The boys can burn off
lots of energy running free and if they get too much I can confine them to
the stocks (these are in Chirk
Castle if you want to do the same!).
Visiting attractions can be where
forever memories are made! I love looking back
over pictures of our days out and feeling blessed to have my beautiful boys and that precious time together.
Powis Castle they ticked off more of their 50 things to do before you turn 11 ¾. If you get the complete list you will have even more inspiration for things to do with your children (whilst your on your British road trip!).
When we went to Erddig youngest cooked on his first campfire! He looks so proud of himself.
Which National Trust attractions do you recommend? I would love some more ideas so I can add stops to my road trip schedule.