Growing up I have fond memories of my little Nan and Grandad taking my sister and I to National Trust properties every Summer and Half term. We spent many hours exploring historical gardens and enjoyed wandering the halls of lavish homes.
When Clara and I moved to Dorset we visited many National Trust locations, but always thought a membership was a little out of our budget (we weren’t the best at budgeting at the time). Over the years as our family grew to include our little man we started to visit more National Trust locations, paying full entry fee each time, which at times put us off visiting if we were on a tight month.
Then just this week I read a post by our friends over at West Country Mum and decided to finally become National Trust Members during our visit to Kingston Lacey. As they say in their post. It really is a no brainer. As M is under 5 we don’t need to pay for him yet, so for two adults I only have to pay £8.75 a month by Direct Debit. As a bonus we also received a £15 voucher to spend in a National Trust store or cafe. Which got spent straight away in the store on site, on lots of goodies for M’s stocking.
I’ve already started a list of properties we should visit that we had never considered before and am looking forward to many adventures over the next year. If you’re looking for a special gift for a family this Christmas, I can definitely recommend signing them up to become National Trust Members, it really is the gift that keeps on giving.