National Trust Dunham Massey

I haven’t been very active with my blog this week as I have been working long hours shooting a new kitchen brochure. After spending all week cooped up in the old Emmerdale studio in Leeds, I was in need of some fresh air this weekend and with the weather on our side we set off today for a brisk autumnal walk in Dunham Massey park, which belongs to the National Trust. As well as a beautiful setting with wild deer roaming, there is a large stately home to look around and a restaurant situated in the old stable block. But my main recommendation which I need to tell you all about is the little outdoor shop which sells homemade Dunham Massey ice cream in gorgeous flavours such as Walnut and maple syrup for £1.00. If you want a cheap family day out, I highly recommend a walk around the park and then a pit stop at the outdoor shop. Everything is home made and prices are unbelievably low which makes such a pleasant surprise in these tough economic times. Our order was 1 ice cream, the most scrummy flapjack I have tasted for ages, syrupy and gooey, 1 coffee, 1 Parsnip soup to go, I canned drink and 1 packet of Tyrells kettle crisps. Bet you can’t guess~£8.50! I told you it was cheap. I challenge you to find a better and cheaper day out for a family of 4?

The little outdoor shop at Dunham Massey park

Dunham Massey Hall

We saw this amazing toadstool whilst out walking in the grounds!

As well as some fantastic National Trust properties all around the country, you can also book your holiday accommodation with them. Some of the properties are out of the ordinary and all are in stunning locations. It’s a great way to support our National heritage which we are so lucky to have.

Part of an old isolation hospital Corfe Castle Dorset

Tower Bickling Norfolk



1 Comment

  1. 19 October, 2011 / 7:21 pm

    Looks a lovely place Karen. We were also at a National Trust place for the weekend – Godrevy. Fantastic surf too.

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