I joined the Nation Trust this month for the second year. There are quite a few of their properties nearby to us and so its a good opportunity to see them all and it not cost a small fortune. We went to Belton House as our first trip as members. The house was featured in two BBC drama's in 1988 and 1995, the latter being the television adaptation of 'Pride and Prejudice'. It has a very long history and is quite an intriguing property! We had visited here a few years earlier and had such a fantastic day so I have really good memories of being here. Belton House boasts "Lincolnshire's largest adventure playground" and its not kidding! Its really huge, although since all my children have gotten so big recently (all at once it seems?) it didn't seem as big as last time? Still, it was lovely to see all of the children running around, climbing, sliding and swinging!
All in all it was a rather lovely, history-filled day. It has made me even more interested in the King's abdication saga anyway. Which just goes to show that its not just the children that learn when we go to these places!!
I think the highlight for Cordelia though, might possibly have been the fact that the 'Grantham Cup' horse trials were on the day we visited. We couldn't go in as we didn't have tickets but we could see lots of horses using the jumps, which made her very, very happy!!