Anglesey Abbey | National Trust

With Autumn well and truly here, we wanted to head out somewhere and get some autumn themed photos. I’m determined to make the most out of our National Trust pass and so asked the national trust Queen (Amy!) where to go! She suggested we took a trip to Anglesey Abbey and as we’ve never been before, we couldn’t wait to explore. I had no idea how huge this site was – it’s about an hour away from us in Hertfordshire but well worth the drive. There’s lots to do all year round – it’s worth checking out the website before you visit to see what’s going on. Daisy wasn’t playing ball throughout our trip – mostly because I hadn’t bought her buggy and she didn’t want to walk. Carrying her is not easy!

We started with a walk (or a carry, for Daisy) through the woodland area towards the Hoe Fen wildlife discovery area. Throughout the walk you can spot little woodland creature on trees (pictures not the real things!) whilst using the binoculars (you can pick these up at the start after purchasing your ticket/showing your National Trust pass). The Hoe Fen area has been refurbished within the past few years and created into an area for children and adults to explore. There’s a huge two storey treehouse you can climb up and check out the views, with a little wooden tunnel made from twigs for the little ones to run through. Behind the tree house is a gorgeous little wooden play area with a bridge, a castle, stepping logs and more. Perfect for little adventurers to use their imaginations and play together!

We then carried on walking and had hoped to catch a glimpse of the tree cathedral at it’s most autumnal. Unfortunately we missed this but that didn’t stop us from finding some gorgeous orange trees to photograph instead. We sat on a bench to have some lunch with a beautiful view then headed back towards the entrance to head home. We spotted the gorgeous house (whilst Daisy screamed to be carried and I begged for the ground to swallow me up) and headed out through the entrance before making our way home. There is so much to do at Anglesey Abbey, I can’t wait to head back one day with the buggy so we can enjoy it in all it’s glory. If you’re in the Cambridgeshire area – give it a visit!

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