A couple of weeks ago we went to Polesdon Lacey National Trust for the first time. It’s not that far from us, and a National Trust property we hadn’t been to before, so we met Lauren and her little duo there on a weekend afternoon for a few hours.
Polesdon Lacey has got plenty of parking and is situated in the middle of nowhere – or so it feels like it. There are amazing views in every direction, so much green space to explore and it really does feel like a little gem in the middle of the great outdoors.
I think we visited Polesdon Lacey just before the snow arrived so it was freezing but we wrapped up warm and watched as the children ran here there and everywhere. There were hills to run down, woods to explore and so much green space to enjoy.
After we’d had an hour of adventuring we found the play park where the children could have stayed for hours. It was all made of wood and was one of the most natural play areas I have ever come across.
There were places to balance, things to climb and so much to explore that I really think the children could have happily played there all day. There was even a blackboard and giant chess set – it’s a really lovely addition to the National Trust property and something we really appreciated.
By the time we left the play area we’d missed the last entry to explore the Polesdon Lacey house so instead we appreciated the view from outside and headed to the cafe for tea and cake instead.
Polesdon Lacey had a couple of different cafes as well as a refreshment hut inside the grounds. The toilets were clean and a good size although positioned right at the start of the property – ones near the play area would have been appreciated.
We really enjoyed our trip to Polesdon Lacey and I know we’ll be back before long to explore some more and see inside the house too – another really lovely use of our National Trust membership.