Berrington Hall is in the beautiful Herefordshire countryside, just off the A49.
We braved the April showers (it didn’t rain once, though) on Easter Sunday and did one of the many excellent Easter Trails that the National Trust run for families.
This is our second one this Easter, as we had completed the trail at Croome Park (which is also another ‘Capability’ Brown landscaped parkland).
Well as well as being a historic house and plenty of ground for the kids to run around in, what’s for families?
- Lots of room for picnics and games – we played giant connect-4.
- A woodland play park, and when we visited, an area for making dens (the kids spent more time pretending to be Bear Grylls than playing in the park).
- Large cafe.
- Lots, and lots, of open space.
- The house also features an old play room with old toys, so something the kids can relate to, and compare how much stuff they have these days.
We had visited Berrington Hall before on one of its open days in the Summer, where the people giving the tours were all dressed in costume, the kids were allowed to pick up and try on some of the exhibits, and they’d also opened up a tunnel that goes under the main courtyard where the cafe tables are.
The Easter trail was another good event, and another three Easter Eggs gained.
Slightly different to Croome Park, but just as good. Even our youngest (3 years old) was able to follow the clues and find all the creatures leading to the Easter Bunny.
As well as the Easter Trail, free face painting was available. The artist was very good.
Getting to Berrington Hall
Berrington is located just north of Leominster on the A49 in Herefordshire. Put HR6 0DW into your Sat Nav and follow the signs.
Details of opening times and special events can be found on the Berrington Hall National Trust website.
As of October 2016, Family entry is £26.25 for both the house and grounds. Slightly less if it’s just one adult with the kids. However, if you have a family we really recommend investing in a family membership.
For the cost of a few visits, you can visit all properties completely free for a year. That includes free parking at many of the National Trust countryside locations and visitor centres.
We find it pays for itself with family days out and events.
Wherever you go in the country you can often find a place to visit, and it also makes a great stop over when on a long road trip as there’s plenty of space for the kids to let off steam. It’s worth having a look and considering.
What’s in the area?
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