Kingston Lacey

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Snowdrops in bloom

Another day trip we made during half term was to the National Trust Property of Kingston Lacey.

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Kingston Lacey House

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Grounds of Kingston Lacey

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Views from Kingston Lacey

I had heard the Snowdrops were in full bloom and i thought it would be nice to see….being from Maine, bulbs don’t typically sprout and flower until May so an early Spring is a treat.  We had a spare day so I packed up a picnic, the kids and the dog and headed out.  Just a short(ish) drive to Wimborne Minster, Dorset from where we live.

Kingston Lacey is a National Trust property.  A country House and estate dating back to the 17th century.  The grounds are extensive and what I particularly liked was the fact I could take the dog!  They will provide you with a map where dogs are permitted which was ample and we took many of the forest trails too which led to Kids playgrounds allowing the younger 2 to burn off some energy.

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Chester the Golden enjoying the trails

The Snowdrops and daffodils were in full bloom and coupled with some sunshine made for a please few hours out.

The house is currently closed (except for 2 rooms), so we didn’t make it inside (opting to stay outside while we could!).  I am sure it would be worth a return visit though.

As with any National Trust property, we rounded out our afternoon with a Cream Tea in the tea rooms.  Nicely done in the old stables/ stable yard of the house.

 

 

 

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