This Easter we decided (along with nearly every other family in West Yorkshire, it seemed) to have a family day out to Nostell Priory for the Cadburys Easter Egg Hunt they were hosting. It’s essentially a treasure hunt, following a trail and marking down the letters you get on a sheet. You hand this in at the end of the course where it’s exchanged for an Easter egg. Holly LOVES a treasure hunt, especially where there may be chocolate involved, and I love old houses and gardens. Mr R just goes along with whatever makes us both happy I think.
Here are some snaps from our day out there. It’s a beautiful place to visit, with a cafe (essential on our days out it seems) and plant shop. They have an incredible walled garden which is a joy to wander round (although I don’t seem to have any pictures from it this time, weirdly). The house itself is also beautiful however we didn’t venture inside this time. I think they had closed the house as the Easter Egg hunt was going on.
They also have a brilliant woodland adventure playground for the kids (and big kids!).
Nostell Priory is a National Trust property so free to visit if you’re a member. We have the family membership which works out at £10 per month for all 3 of us. There are a few other properties which are relatively close to us, including East Riddlesden Hall, Hardcastle Crags and Tatton Park so it does work out good value if we use it. Some years (usually depending on my workload) we use it more than others however.
I love a good family day out and Yorkshire has so many places to visit. Do you have a favourite place to visit? Let me know in the comments below x