National Trust / English Heritage

As you can probably tell if you’ve had a look at the reviews, I’m a huge fan of the National Trust and English Heritage and the value for money they offer families. You might be surprised the variety of things you can do. These two charities offer access to houses, castles, gardens, woodlands, mills, beaches, mines and even Roman villas!! Because they’re dotted all over the country membership to either of these two can save you a fortune on admission fees whilst you’re on holiday as well! Over the years I have put together lots of reviews of National Trust and English Heritage family days out, and you’ll find those below.

Most of these places are family friendly and have trails and events specifically designed to entertain the children. The majority of the houses and gardens will have some form of playground as well. I have been to almost 100 NT and EH properties across the UK. There are only two that I would say are not particuarly family friendly.

The membership fee is absolutely worth the money. I’m sure you’ll agree that £120 per year (NT) or £99 (EH) is a small price to pay for endless days out all over the country. Given the entry costs of many of these places it only takes a couple of visits a year to make your money back and after that you’re quids in! We also find them particularly handy during family holidays when we use our memberships to go on various free family days out.

Link to the English Heritage website

To find out more about the benefits of joining English Heritage click here (affiliate link) or for the National Trust click here (affiliate link).

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Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire