OK, so aside from our home, food, car etc. – I’m talking entertainment and happiness factor here!
I cannot stop going on about this. To anyone and everyone, so I’ll say it here, too. We love our National Trust membership! We joined as a family for Christmas, and it’s opened up a whole new world to us. So far, we’ve visited…
Just click on the names, and they’ll show you how we got on there.
I think it helps that we live in the Midlands, as we can get to quite a lot of properties relatively quickly and easily. We also make a point of finding them if we go away, as they’re perfect stop off breaks on long journeys rather than a services!
We visit a property at least once a month, often 2 or 3 times, so we are really making the most of it. The children love these outings, and Boo must cover miles running about exploring. Most properties have play areas, too, and the houses often have children’s trails on and I’ve mentioned them in a few of my posts. At the vast majority of sites, there are no additional charges, so it feels like amazingly good value – the annual price we paid generally pays for 2-3 family days out, but we’ve already had way more than that and it’s only May. There are events and activities on, too, at various points, and we’ve just had our quarterly newsletter telling us about forthcoming events in our area. I’ve made a note of a teddy bear’s picnic, food fair and a book fair (I’m particularly excited about that last one!).
My in-laws have since joined, inspired by our enthusiasm, and they’ve been enjoying trips out, too. And no, I’m not on commission and this is not a sponsored post, I am just this passionate about it! We love our days out, and the family are big fans of the cake break that we take on most visits, too 😉
At the moment, you can use this code, for 25% off membership prices: F14001
Are you a member? If not, have I tempted you?!