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Last weekend, we headed to Tredegar House, near Newport. The reason for our visit is that we now have a National Trust family annual membership. Yes, I have become the people my pre-child self used to laugh at. But do you know what? I absolutely love our new purchase and we had such a brilliant day there. We explored the house, did a nature trail in the gardens, met a dalek, walked through the woods, picnicked in the sunshine, climbed a fallen tree, spotted some baby ducks in the pond, and lo more beside.
The house itself is a beautifully grand red-bricked 17 th century building that was owned for more than years by the Morgan family, later the Lord Tredegars.
Situated close to Junction 28 of the M4 motorway, the house has only been in National Trust ownership since April it was ly run by Newport Counciland is currently undergoing a huge restoration project. This meant some rooms were closed to the public when we visited, but there was plenty enough for us to see anyway. Little Miss E, now 5. They also loved the banquet table in the dining room, all laid up for a feast, and listening to the butler explain the intricate system of bells that meant the Morgans could ring and help would arrive to wherever they were in the house.
We all had great fun trying on clothes from the box of period-style fancy dress in one of the rooms. From there, we were able to explore some of the 90 acres of beautiful gardens, park and woodland in which the house is set.
We did a lovely little nature hunt around the private gardens, following the clues to find different animals. We also loved the grand horse stables — which are home to a dalek.
Doctor Who is one of a of TV shows to have filmed at Tredegar House along with Sherlock and Being Human and even though my children have never seen Doctor Who, they were fascinated by it. We went for a walk past the pond, where we saw several baby ducks nuzzling up to their mother, and had fun exploring the woods. They also loved climbing on this fallen tree, below, and spent as long here as they did in the park.
Such simple pleasures. Quickly followed by an ice cream from the little cafe.
My children keep asking when we can visit again. Have you been to Tredegar House? What did you think? Do let me know on the Cardiff Mummy Says Facebook or by tweeting me on cardiffmummy. You can see all my posts about local places to visit in and around Cardiff here. I really recommend a return visit for you! Cardiff June 30, Do let me know on the Cardiff Mummy Says Facebook or by tweeting me on cardiffmummy You can see all my posts about local places to visit in and around Cardiff here.
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