I recently received a family ticket to the National Trust from Virgin Experience Days. We deceived to go to Kedleston Hall as that was the closest one to us. When I received the pack from Virgin Experience Days I had to send the voucher off to the National Trust who then sent the gift vouchers out along with a teatime treats book, map of all the other National Trust places to visit and some coupons for free cream teas.
The family ticket was for 2 adults and 3 children. My mum and dad came with us too and it cost them just under £10 each for both the house and gardens. We had a walk around some of the gardens first, which were really beautiful.
They have sheep roaming freely which we loved. And the sheep had baby lambs which the kids where really excited about
We then had a look in the church. It was really fascinating to see all the old graves of the lords of Kedleston hall who all used to live there. Caitlin got a little bit bored and started to mess about so we couldn’t stay in there too long
We then went into the restaurant to get something to eat. I am so glad that we had our free cream tea coupons as the menu was quite expensive. We had 6 free cream teas that would have cost us £28 pound had we paid for them. The scones were delicious!!! my mum and dad was disappointed that they didn’t come with butter, but who has butter on scones when you have jam and cream?
After our yummy scones we went into the house. They had a chick treasure hunt for the kids. They had to count how many hidden toy chicks they could find hiding around the house and at the end the got some sweets. The rooms were very grand and me, my mum and dad really enjoyed looking at each of the rooms. But I’m glad that they had the chick hunt on has the kids would have been very bored. I couldn’t really enjoy looking around the house properly has I had to keep an eye on the kids and make sure they didn’t touch anything.
Can you see my 3 monkeys at the top of the steps?
Can you see one of the chicks on the left of the chandelier?
I really loved this rounded room. This is the ceiling and in the middle it had a window. Everything was rounded even the pictures where curved to fit on the walls
Here is a lady who told us about her days as a servant at Kedleston house
We had a really good time and I would love to go again but if I did I would leave the kids at home. They did enjoy the gardens though and seeing the sheep and lambs
I received a family ticket for the National Trust from Virgin Experience to help me write this review. All options are 100% mine and honest