In May half term my family and I went glamping in Stratford-Upon-Avon, an area we hadn’t visited with the children before and were excited to explore. As we had just bought our National Trust memberships that week we thought we would visit a few places during the trip. We stopped off at Wightwick Manor and Gardens on the way there, visited Charlecote Park during our stay and stopped off at Moseley Old Hall on the way home.
Moseley Old Hall is about an hour form where we were staying in Stratford-Upon-Avon in Wolverhampton and was a great place to stop to break up the journey.
Things to do?
Gardens House Cafe Animals Shop Forest area
Tree house Dens Open Field
Moseley all is smaller than some of the other National trust places we have visited but it still has a lot to offer. There are some lovely gardens that you can walk around with benches dotted about so you can relax and enjoy the fresh air. There is an enclosed pen with some animals that you visit including a lovely peacock that kept showing off his tail feathers to all the onlookers just behind the shop and opposite the cafe that offers outside seating. Towards the back there is an open field that is great for children to run free on although there are bee hives to one side so just avoid that corner id the bees are out. The field then opens up into a woodland area, again great for the kids to explore and hidden within is the most amazing tree house. The tree house was definitely a main attraction for the boys who would have stayed all day if we didnt need to get home.
There is also the house, Moseley Old Hall, itself that you can look round either alone or as part of a guided tour.
Eat and Drink?
There is a lovely little cafe with indoor and outdoor seating where you can order food, we didn’t use the cafe on this occasion but we did see people enjoying tea and cake on the lawns and it looked lovely. If you want to take a picnic there are plenty of places to stop and eat one including the field and the forest area.
Can you bring dogs?
Dogs are welcome in the grounds as long as they are on a lead but not in the house. We took Buddy with us and he had a lovely walk across the field.
As National Trust places go I would recommend a visit to Moseley Old Hall with the National Trust if you are in the area. It is suitable for the whole family, parking is free, and you could easily stay for a couple of house if the weather is nice.