There’s nothing quite like the fresh air, wildlife and mud of Britain’s great outdoors to keep children active and engaged with nature. At Joules we love time off in the elements, so fret not if your usual family activities have been exhausted, we’ve done the research so you don’t have to. Check out our top days out from the National Trust’s abundant child friendly options.
Encourage your little one’s strength, coordination and balance and allow the bigger members of your brood to let off some steam at one of the National Trust’s top adventure playgrounds.
Your clan can swing on ropes, clamber up a fort and play giant board games at Arlington Court’s ‘Monkey Puzzle Mania’ in Devon. J.R.R. Tolkien fans can clamber through tunnels and splash about in streams at The Vyne’s Middle-earth inspired playground in Hampshire. Further North in West Yorkshire, there’s Nostell Priory’s wild woodland play area hosting daily weekday activities for children until 28th August, including Crafty Thursday and grass trumpet making.
Fairy lovers can try and spot the Queen Of Fairies who legend has it, resides in the secret cave by magical Malham Waterfall in Settle, North Yorkshire. Climb along cliff tops and get a bird’s eye view of the North Atlantic Ocean on Giant Causeway’s wild coastal walks in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. The landmark includes four fun family walks, with a buggy friendly trail and baby changing and feeding areas.
The National Trust have plenty to cater for younger family members when the heavens open, so chuck on your Joules wellies and ponchos and head to one of these gems.
Belton House in Lincolnshire brings the outdoors inside with their indoor towers and tunnels. Children can get involved with weekend arts and crafts sessions while the grown ups refuel in the café. Erdigg in Wales is one of Britain’s finest historic houses and children can get involved in hands on ‘have-a-go’ history days or become a music maestro with a turn on the drawing room piano.
If the grown ups fancy some time out after all that family fun, we suggest indulging in some al fresco prosecco and live music at one of Nyman’s Jazz in the Garden evenings. The next event is Sunday 31st August 2015 in the romantic gardens of the West Sussex estate.
To celebrate our shared love of the great outdoors, we have collaborated with the National Trust to create an all weather collection. We’ve combined practical style with a unique hand drawn print to create the pieces, ranging from the Wensley scarf to a new twist on our classic Higham gilet.