Packwood House {National Trust}

Whenever we meet faraway friends we pick somewhere outdoors, with space for the children to run around and explore and a cafe to have lunch. Packwood House was our latest stop off point – and the latest use of our National Trust membership!

Packwood House - National Trust

Packwood House is just outside of Birmingham and situated in such beautiful countryside. As soon as we came off the motorway it felt like we were in the middle of nowhere – and it was just so peaceful. With five children between us we decided not to venture into the actual house and instead we made the most of the nice weather outside.

Packwood House - National Trust

Packwood House - National Trust

Packwood House - National Trust

Packwood House - National Trust

Packwood House has so much forest and grounds to explore. It’s situated in a really nice area of parkland with so many walkways, paths through the trees and places to sit and rest a while.

Packwood House - National Trust

Packwood House - National Trust

Packwood House - National Trust

The children absolutely loved walking through fields and playing in the forest. They built dens, swung on rope swings and climbed on anything that would hold them. They had a great time.

Packwood House - National Trust

Packwood House - National Trust

Packwood House - National Trust

We had lunch in the restaurant which could have had more choice for children but LP and Little Man were happy with their sandwich boxes – a staple lunch when we visit National Trust!

Packwood House - National Trust

Packwood House - National Trust

We finished our day in the formal house gardens which were beautiful – with places to sit, hiding places for the children and so much to look at. I wish we’d had longer to spend there.

Packwood House - National Trust

Packwood House - National Trust

Packwood House - National Trust

Packwood House - National Trust

Although we only spent about four hours at Packwood House I know that we would love to go back, play in the forest, build more dens and see inside the beautiful house. Packwood House has so much to offer whether you’re walking a dog, having a day out with family or just getting some fresh air. We had such a nice day and can’t wait to go back – it’s just a shame Packwood House is two hours from us!

Packwood House - National Trust

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  1. November 1, 2017 / 8:36 am

    Ah, we love Packwood House. One day soon, I’d like to do the walk from Packwood to Baddesley Clinton – another NT property just a few miles down the road (and where we had our wedding photos taken!). So glad you had such a lovely time here. And Pickle and Troy have the same wellies!!! <3

  2. November 1, 2017 / 10:40 am

    It’s a lovely place although I have to admit that we rarely explore out of the gardens and further afield when we go to National Trust properties.

    I think the choice at NT restaurants is quite lacking, unless you want cake or hot food. N is always happy with a lunch box, but I struggle to find sandwiches that aren’t overfussy, or have only 2 options. Last week I had cheese and pickle which is fine, but had to pick out sooo much pickle.

  3. November 1, 2017 / 1:31 pm

    Oh this looks beautiful! I’m such a big fan of National Trust properties. I love the photos of the children building dens, it’s brilliant how National Trust places leave sticks around for children to do this. Proper old-fashioned outdoor play.
    Nat.x

  4. November 1, 2017 / 3:29 pm

    It looks lovely. We haven’t been there but we will definitely visit Packwood House. My kids will be so happy.

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