I found out during the week that The National Trust were giving free entry to the majority of their properties and parks at the weekend so I signed up and printed off a voucher so we could all take a family trip to Ormesby Hall.
The weather forecast was rain (still) but we figured that we could look inside the house and visit the gardens if there was a dry spell – the gardens have free entry usually anyway so it made sense to do the house while that was free and we could go back in the summertime to have a look at the gardens.
a secret door!
My daughter insisted on going in character so was dressed in a Victorian girls costume complete with faux coal dust on the apron. We were only there an hour and a half and that included a brief look around the gardens and two trips to the model railway room to see Thomas the Tank Engine and friends. We missed out on a clipboard for a kids trail but I’m not sure if it would have been too old for our daughter anyway but we would probably have stayed a little longer if we’d done that. It was nice that we had the chance to go somewhere local so it didn’t bother me that we weren’t there long or that it rained because it was FREE.