Another wonderful blog post about a visit to Charlecote was shared by Elaine on her blog ‘I used to be indecisive…‘. She visited earlier this year and we couldn’t resist sharing her post as it contains some beautifully sunny photography to keep our summer memories alive.
Charlecote Park, on the edge of the River Avon in Warwickshire, is a 16th century house with delightful gardens and parkland designed by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown. We visited in May when spring was well on its way and everything was looking fresh and bright.
We love to read your blogs about visiting Charlecote. It’s always lovely to see our special place through your eyes (and lenses!).
Here’s a recent post from the Helpful Hiker we’d like to share with you.
We had considered going away for a quick break this week, but Luke had a bad back and the idea of lugging a tent around was less than appealing! However, I still wanted to do something outdoorsy with Finn so I consulted my National Trust handbook and the two of us headed off to Charlecote Park, near Stratford upon Avon. I’m less bothered about stately homes, it’s the outdoor space that is much more interesting to me.
The idea of spending a summer’s day in a beautiful, green deer park was enough to get me packing a picnic and heading off for an hour’s drive with a toddler.
I wasn’t disappointed…
You can read more of this post on TheHelpfulHiker.com and find out why Finn and his Mum enjoyed Charlecote so much…
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We love to read about your experiences of visiting Charlecote. You all have many different reasons for wanting to see our special place and often take a variety of things from your visit.
Here is a blog post from Stitches of Time. As you may guess from the name, this blogger has an interest in stitching, sewing, knitting and historical embroidery…
…I love Tudor buildings with the red stone and the twisted chimneys and this had a beautiful setting as well. It was brilliant to see so many families enjoying the place, it was the school holidays and there was a teddy bear’s picnic on the lawn. Lots of future National Trust members hopefully who will bring their own children and help care for these places forever.
Have you been going wild this June?
We’ve been making an effort each day to share a wild view, video, idea or activity on our twitter feed. It’s all part of the Wildlife Trusts ’30 Days Wild’ Campaign. It fits so nicely with our own ideas of getting outdoors, enjoying and conserving nature. Like Katie explains in her blog (below) it is incredibly important for our children to experience the outdoors.
I feel very lucky that as a child I was encouraged to play outside by my parents, no matter what the weather. I’ve had those times where I got so engrossed in trying to catch a stickleback fish, I got my brand new shoes so wet and muddy they were unsalvageable. I can’t say my parents were happy for the messy shoes but they definitely saw the value in the outdoors. […]
Read the rest of Katie T’s blog and find out why Every child needs to find their wild side #30DaysWild —on Warwickshire Wildlife Trust Blog