We have been National Trust Members for about 6 years now (yes some may say old before our time, I would like to say cultured!). We love visiting places of natural beauty, or full of history. Our passes get us out and about, allowing us to see parts of the UK we haven’t been to before.
One of our favourite National Trust places to take a trip, is the beautiful Stourhead, in Wiltshire. It is not too far from us and it is a great family day out!
My favourite time if the year to visit is spring and autumn, because of the ever changing colours. The colours of the trees around the stunning lake bounce off of one another. I can’t really explain it but Stourhead has a special feel to it. As soon as I reach the lake a sense of calm comes over me.
My little lady particularly enjoyed spotting the wildlife on our way around the lake. Such as ducks, dragonflies, bees, squirrels etc. The walk is mostly flat, and the paths are suitable for pushchairs. This is a bonus as our little ladies legs do get very tired half way around!
This time we decided to take a picnic. It was a warm sunny day, so we sat on the grass facing the lake. It was perfect! I am so pleased we did this. Not only does it save money, but it is lovely to be able to eat outside.
Stourhead do have a good restaurant on site if you are looking to purchase a meal. There is also a pub just before you enter the lake. We did get some ice-creams just before we left, which were very welcomed as it was pretty hot.
The changing facilities are good for little ones, although the toilets are right at the entrance and a bit of a hike back so make sure you use them on arrival.
We didn’t go into the house this time, but we have been in it before. I would highly recommend doing so. It is full of history, and very stunning.
Every time we visit Stourhead we have a great family day, getting back to nature. I would definitely recommend a day trip there if you are in the area!
Addrees: Stourhead, near mere, Wiltshire, BA12 6QD
Hi! I am Katie... a new mum trying to balance life, work and a beautiful baby girl! I love to take photos, travel, write, make art, and spend time with my family! xx