Tuesday, 29 September 2015
Wakehurst Place National Trust/Kew Gardens
Still he enjoyed peering through the windows at the lab equipment and investigating the xeromorphic plants growing alongside the other displays.
Fortunately the rest of the visit went far more smoothly, with excellent activities being run for families and other visitors, including a lovely pond life activity with knowledgeable folk on hand to help with identification of the various beasties.
There was also a fun vegetable art opportunity for kids to make pictures using seasonal vegetables.
A wide range of stall holders were present at the event, selling everything from seasonal soups to bags of cobnuts.
Notes: The site has full facilities including cafes, toilets, disabled toilets and baby change. Most of the site is accessible, apart from a couple of paths which are marked as unsuitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs. The house itself doesn't have much to see compared to other National Trust properties, but is not really the main attraction of visiting the place. At time of writing entry is free for NT members, but parking is £10 for the whole day. Alternatively a day ticket costs £12.50 per adult, with kids under 17 free and that provides inclusive parking. Registered disabled visitors are charged normal entry, but can take an essential carer for free if applicable. Registered blind/partially sighted visitors can visit for free, as can their essential carers (if applicable). Not a cheap day out, but definitely supporting important work.