A member of Work in Progress visited Charlecote Park, a National Trust property, on Thursday 27th April to experience the venue as a young person. Charlecote Park offers a 16th Century country mansion and grounds to explore with parklands that are home to herds of fallow deer and Jacob's sheep.
Here are a few points about what we enjoyed and what we would love to see next time.
• Introductory video was excellent, giving a witty and insightful overview of the site
• Being able to go up onto the roof of the Gatehouse was an exciting privilege
• Orangery tea room was good – nice big portions!
• Lovely gardens and grounds
• Getting up close to the herds of fallow deer was amazing! We even found some antlers!
• Exploring the grand house was fantastic!
• There was a volunteer in every room and each one was extremely knowledgeable and friendly, answering all our questions
• Working Victorian kitchen on the site and there were some samples available – Welsh cakes, yum!
Visiting Charlecote Park was one of the best days out that we've had with the National Trust. There is so much stuff to do that you can easily fill up an entire day exploring the amazing house and stunning parkland. Getting up close to the deer was just incredible. The staff and volunteers as really added to the fantastic experience with their knowledge and enthusiasm for the site. We will definitely be going back to finish our explorations of the parkland and gardens, as well as the carriage house which we accidentally missed out. I would definitely recommend this site to everyone as there is something there for everyone to enjoy.
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