National Trust - Claydon

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Last weekend we were very busy using our National Trust membership! On Saturday we visited Waddesdon Manor for the 7th time and did the Halloween Hoot Trail. On Sunday we visited Claydon for the first time.

We're trying to tick off all the local properties and Claydon is just 25 minutes away.

This Georgian house is set in a lovely country setting. The view was lovely across the river.

At most National Trust places we visit we don't tend to actually go inside the buildings but stick to exploring the grounds. However at Claydon, only some parts of the grounds are accessible and you can explore the gardens but these are not owned by the National Trust and you have to pay extra. So we chose to venture into the house itself.

We bought a Spooky Trail sheet as Little Miss A had really enjoyed the trail at Waddesdon the day before. However, this trail is definitely aimed at older children as much of it involved drawing, so Mr MoaB and I had to do most of it. The prize was good though - a bat mask to make.

Little Miss A was actually pretty good whilst inside the house. We only got told once not to touch something. Which wasn't bad going when you've got a toddler to keep amused! The best room was the Museum which had lots of xylophones in it which Little Miss A was allowed to touch and we entertained the other visitors in the room with a version of 'Twinkle, Twinkle, little star' and 'Baa, Baa, black sheep'!

We visited the Tea Room (not National Trust) for a hot drink before taking a wander around a bit more of the grounds. We then walked down to the river before heading back to the car and home. 

Claydon is only open until this weekend and then closes for the winter so we timed it just right to visit and tick it off our list.

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2 Responses to “National Trust - Claydon”

  1. Well done for only being asked not to touch once. Tin Box Tot would not have been able to help herself. We don't do many days out like this at the moment but I hope we can again soon as I love looking around stately homes.

    1. I am looking forward to a time when we can visit these homes without being on edge all the time! It'll come! Until then we mostly enjoy exploring the grounds of these places!


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