Winter adventures seem a little slim on the ground at the moment. With so many events cancelled this year and everything else booked up we feel a little limited with our outdoor winter adventures. Thankfully we managed to get tickets to Hughenden Manor, one of our favourite National Trust days out, where we were able to explore the delightful Peter Rabbit Trail.
Peter Rabbit winter adventure activity trail
If you are looking for something fun to do outdoors with the kids then the good news is Peter Rabbit Trails are available at many National Trust properties this winter. You will need to pre-book entry to your favourite National Trust property and the Peter Rabbit winter adventure activity trail costs an additional £2. For your money your child will get a paper goody bag containing a Peter Rabbit winter adventure activity sheet, Peter Rabbit winter adventure activity play pack, Peter Rabbit winter adventure activity trail pencil and Peter Rabbit winter adventure activity trail certificate and wooden badge.
Hughenden Manor was shut the weekend of our visit but the gardens, adventure playground, cafe and shop were open. The Manor had several decorated Christmas trees on display in the large windows, all feature decorations from previous years.
Our first stop was the new adventure playground. My children were big fans of the old adventure trail through the woods from the car park to the house. The new adventure playground is much smaller, and although fun, we felt it lacked the adventure that running through the woods and climbing on tree trunks had.
My favourite part of Hughenden is the walled garden but we decided to follow the Peter Rabbit winter adventure activity trail first. My daughter opened up the Peter Rabbit winter adventure activity sheet, got out her pencil and started following the signs. Each of the 10 signs featured one of Beatrix Potter’s characters, a little about them, as well as a fact about animals.
You could tick off the animal, the item they were looking for, and answer a question by each sign. My daughter was happy to run around and look for the signs which took us all around the formal garden with a beautiful view of Hughenden, as well as some of the grounds around the side of the house and the walled garden.
The trail kept my daughter busy and we all had a lovely walk on a gorgeous day. We stopped for a takeaway drink from the cafe and bought some gifts in the shop. Then we completed the activity trail and my daughter could wear her badge.
We thought the trail was a great addition to our visit and we enjoyed re-visiting some of our favourite Beatrix Potter characters.
Have you heard about Roald & Beatrix: The Tail of The Curious Mouse? I saw a trailer for it today and it looks lovely. It’s a brand new 90-minute film based on the true story of when a six-year-old Roald Dahl met his idol Beatrix Potter at her home in the Lake District in the 1920s. Roald & Beatrix: The Tail of the Curious Mouse air on Christmas Eve on Sky One at 8pm.