Exploring National Trust Killerton

Exploring National Trust Killerton

During our recent holiday to Devon, to paid a visit to National Trust Killerton. We have had National Trust membership as a family for two years now. It’s great to visit new places when on holiday, they always offer big open spaces for little ones to run off steam.

Killerton was only a 15 minute drive from where we were staying, so off we headed on Sunday afternoon to explore the estate. Our visit was in the middle of February, however we were lucky as it was a mild and bright, sunny day.

We decided to head off to explore Killerton House first. Inside they had a children’s trail to find hidden mice in each of the rooms. I must agree the mice were very well hidden and it took all of us some time to find them.

Killerton

After exploring the beautifully decorated rooms, we headed off to see more of the gardens and grounds. There were a number of trails around the grounds to follow. We chose to follow a path that did a loop around some of the higher gardens, before ending at the chapel within the grounds.

Killerton

Unlike some other National Trust properties we have visited, Killerton had great paths around the gardens. It was easy to navigate the pushchair, well apart from some rather steep hills to go up. As we have had a mild Spring there were already lots of beautiful flowers starting to appear, such as Snowdrops and Daffodils, they looked beautiful in the sunshine.

Killerton

There is only a very small children’s play area at Killerton, however there are plenty other things for little ones to enjoy. Mini found plenty of logs to balance along and trees to climb. There were also lots of swings hanging from various tress around the park. Mini and I managed to climb onto one, without falling off, to admire the beautiful views over the gardens.

Killerton

As we had already eaten we took a quick stop at the café for a drink and for me to feed Baby Mack. Unfortunately the service was pretty slow and it took quite some time for our drinks to arrive. We were kindly offered to transfer them into take out cups as Mini was eager to get outside and run around again.

Our trail ended at the chapel at the far end of the estate, it had beautiful stained glass windows inside which looked gorgeous with the sun coming through. According to my health monitor on my phone we had clocked up over 5000 steps exploring Killerton. It was so lovely to be outside, enjoying the sunshine and admiring the beauty of nature around us. National Trust Killerton was a great property to visit and there were plenty more grounds that we didn’t have chance to explore. If we are in the area again we will definitely pop back to explore the rest.

Killerton

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18 Comments

  1. Helen
    March 13, 2019 / 9:40 am

    Aww we also have a National Trust membership and love discovering new places! We’ve not been to Killerton before, so we’ll have to add that to the list for this summer 🙂

    • mommamack15
      March 16, 2019 / 2:10 pm

      You really should do, it would be beautiful in the Summer.

  2. March 13, 2019 / 5:13 pm

    National Trust memberships are so worthwhile – helps get the family out the house especially in the winter months. Great that you got to go on a mild day!

    • mommamack15
      March 16, 2019 / 2:11 pm

      You’re so right, we’ve used them plenty in the Winter to get out for an hour or so which we wouldn’t have done if we’d have to pay for each individual trip.

  3. Anita Faulkner - Brazen Mummy Writes
    March 13, 2019 / 8:08 pm

    I keep hearing good things about these National Trust memberships. Will have to invest once our little one is toddling a bit better. Good idea of yours to let the children run off some steam around these places! Killerton looks like fun. X

    • mommamack15
      March 16, 2019 / 2:11 pm

      They are great value if you are near to plenty properties and great to use as stop offs on long car journeys too.

  4. March 13, 2019 / 8:12 pm

    Loved exploring the national trust when I joined. Need to rejoin I think

    • mommamack15
      March 16, 2019 / 2:12 pm

      I like that they offer a direct debit monthly option to make it more affordable.

  5. March 14, 2019 / 9:29 am

    We do love our National Trust membership, we had Killerton as a place to visit during our Devon trip in Feb but wasn’t to be.

    • mommamack15
      March 16, 2019 / 2:12 pm

      That’s a shame, hope you get to visit in the future.

  6. March 14, 2019 / 4:08 pm

    Sounds like a lovely day. We haven’t explored many National Trust sites but I’d love to return to the UK to tick some off the list.

    • mommamack15
      March 16, 2019 / 2:13 pm

      Thank you, great opportunity to get some fresh air in the lungs.

  7. March 14, 2019 / 9:47 pm

    I have a national trust membership too so will have to check out this place. I go to Nostell Priory regularly in Yorkshire.

    • mommamack15
      March 16, 2019 / 2:13 pm

      We’ve not been to that one, will add it on to our list of places to visit.

  8. Clare Minall
    March 15, 2019 / 12:47 pm

    Oh wow, Such a fun and lovely experience you had. Never been there but I would love to visit soon. What a brilliant place to take the whole family

    • mommamack15
      March 16, 2019 / 2:14 pm

      Just lovely outdoors space to explore and get some fresh air too.

  9. Wendy
    March 16, 2019 / 8:22 am

    I love exploring national trust places, we’ve had a membership for a few years now and I love it. This one looks beautiful, all those flowers are gorgeous xx

    • mommamack15
      March 16, 2019 / 2:14 pm

      I loved the flowers too, made me hopeful that warmer weather is on its way.

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