Berrington Hall, National Trust

Another lovely spring day out was spent visiting Berrington Hall – a national trust property in Shropshire, surrounded by beautiful parkland.

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Number two child decided he wanted to do the treasure hunt, so we duly collected the clipboards and treasure maps. This cost an extra £2 each, with a reward at the end of an easter egg. As if we hadn’t had enough of them over the last few days!
We arrived mid-morning and as the house wasn’t yet open, first of all we let the kids wander over to and play in the natural playground.
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It was a fairly standard national trust play area with ropes and chains to balance and walk along, rope climbing frames and a wooden mini tower with slide.
By the time they had had a little play, the house was open so we wandered on in.
Inside the house there was another trail for the children to follow all about the gruesome georgians.
They enjoyed rushing from room to room and learning all the “gross” stuff the georgians did like wear wigs with mice in, sleep with bed bugs and use potties!
We also got to test out the high georgian bed – thankfully without any bed bugs! – and dress up in georgian clothing. Rachel did not like the wired underskirt!
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Then we headed back outside to find the rest of the treasure chests.
They were offering craft activities too, but we didn’t get as far as having a go at these.

After a quick refreshment pitstop we headed back to the entrance to collect our rewards and head home.

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