National Trust after Lockdown {The Ordinary Moments}

Welcome back to another week of the Ordinary Moments. If you haven’t joined in before this is a weekly linky that launches every Sunday morning and is open until midnight on the following Saturday. It’s a linky that celebrates any ordinary moments in your life – or the not so ordinary some weeks too. Basically – anything goes. I’ll be sharing and commenting on the posts that are linked up during the week and there’s a badge at the bottom of the post if you’d like to add it to yours too.

We have been National Trust members for years and have always gone really frequently, every couple of weeks throughout the season. But when the National Trust opened their sites again after lockdown, on a ticketed basis, we found it so hard to get tickets that we just gave up for a while.

However, at the start of the summer holidays I wanted to get out and do more, try and get a little normality back after months at home. So I tried to get National Trust tickets again – and asked Lauren if she wanted to also get tickets for the same slot so we could have a day out together. Amazingly we managed to get tickets at the same time and toodled off for a day out together.

We went to Uppark House and Gardens in Hampshire and it was such a beautiful day. The sun shone, there were hardly any people and the site was so well managed. The kids were so happy to see each other and it was so lovely catching up with Lauren after far too long.

I was really impressed with how the National Trust have dealt with the new restrictions. They had new toilets put on site, staff checked you in as you drove into the car park and there was plenty of hand sanitiser – as well as maps to take a photo of rather than paper maps.

We had such a nice day and it’s now made me eager to go to National Trust more often, to check back for tickets at other times rather than just when they get released and to go to National Trust sites maybe slightly further away to make the most of available slots. It was such a lovely day and I can’t wait to repeat it.

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5 Comments

  1. It looks like you had a fantastic day, how lovely to get out into the fresh air and get some exercise. I’m looking forward to being released from my prison soon. We have some safe activities planned for the summer.

  2. It’s nice to be able to get out a little more now. We went out today and it was a bit too busy with tourists for my liking unfortunately

  3. I’m suffering from a serious bout of ‘four wall syndrome’ here but due to the weather, I’m not even sure it’s worth us planning a day out at present. I really ought to try and get out more but with infection and virus risk I just daren’t – your photos make me feel rather envious! Lovely pics though x

  4. That looks like a lovely day out. We’ve revisited a few of our local attractions recently and have also been impressed by how they’ve adapted things on site to ensure the public are safe during their visits. Great to hear more people are getting out and about now.

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