We have just got home from Dunham Massey and I can't wait to visit again. If you love nature it's a must, especially because of this ...
The deers come within reaching distance. How insane is that! I've been to Attingham Park and Tatton Park both renowned for its deer parks but here, they are EVERYWHERE! and almost friendly!
There are signs asking 'please don't feed the deer' so naughty naughty whoever you are but look how close she is!
Other reasons to visit Dunham Massey:
The current theme is 'women in power' telling the story of Mary Booth, the only female to inherit Dunham Massey with each room telling part of her story.
The library is gorgeous! I realise with a newborn it would probably take forever to finish a whole book but I do like to get lost in a story... and the smell of leather.
It's funny how in the past I would never have noticed, but now that I have a child, I have found myself noticing how much there is for kids to do:
Arts and crafts:
Childrens entertainment in the garden:
And if that doesn't satisfy them, I'm sure this piano wasn't placed here for the kids to play but they gave it a good go!
From fountains to hidden gardens and beautiful picnic spots there is loads to explore. So much so, a snugberrys ice cream is a must (if you havnt tried their ice cream, GO GET SOME. Half way through, it dawned on me it's full of dairy which I have cut out to see if it makes a difference to Emlyns bad tummy (sorry Emlyn)) ...
... and pram friendly paths. If you want to look around the house, they have a 'pram park' and will lend you a baby carrier if you don't have your own.
Have you been? I bet this place is Amazon all year round.