Bodnant Gardens National Trust

I am putting it out there – out of all the National Trust Parks that we have visited (and we have visited a lot!), I think Bodnant Gardens might just be one of my favourites. Quite a bold statement but it is simply stunning. It’s also a statement that I think my girls will agree with. Most National Trust parks have big exciting parks for little ones to waste hours in, Bodnant Gardens hasn’t and yet my girls still adore it.

I have been wanting to do a blog post about Bodnant Gardens for ages but when I sit down to write it I really struggle to put down in words why we love it so much, what makes it so special? Maybe it is because it is slightly different to all the other National Trust venues that we have been to before.  It’s on all different levels with winding stone paths and little steps (which admittedly makes pushing a pram a little hard work) to all different parts of the gardens. There is a stream running through the centre with little stepping stones dotted around allowing the girls to jump to the other side of the river. In between all the plants and greenery there is a little village area which has an outdoor cafe and little huts where story time sometimes takes place.  The trees are so tall, the plants exotic and there is just so much to explore. On our recent visit we even noticed teddy bears attached to benches and trees for us to spot as we walked along, which was lots of fun. However, I don’t feel these are all the reasons that we love it so much, I guess there is just something about Bodnant Gardens that makes it just feel so…..enchanted. Even though it is huge with lots of people around it always makes me feel like I am in some sort of magical secret garden.

So, if you are local, definitely go visit this extraordinary place – I don’t think you will be disappointed. Oh and we did find a park in the end, it is situated outside in the car park which was the cherry on the cake for my little ladies.

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14 thoughts on “Bodnant Gardens National Trust

  1. So now I know where those lovely bubble photos on Instagram are from! It sounds like a very special place for you and the girls and I must say rather idyllic on a lovely day. The photos of the stepping stones over the river are gorgeous and the summer pinks and purples are really bursting forth along the paths. What a lovely idea to have a little village with huts and I bet story telling there is magical. I’d like to create a special story telling place here, I have my eye on somewhere that might just work!

    Thank you for sharing your favourite National Trust place at #CountryKids

  2. oh wow it looks really lovely there! I love National Trust and English Heritage places and Im hoping to go there in the summer with Ben!
    Thanks for sharing this with us at #TriumphantTales. Hope to see you back next week

  3. This looks lovely. We had a NT membership last year but didn’t use it nearly enough. They are great places to go and let the kids run around. Thanks for linking up to #TriumphantTales, really hope to see you back on Tuesday 🙂

  4. Oh, it looks and sounds like a gorgeous place. I love National Trust properties as well. We’ll definitely be visiting Bodnant Gardens if we are in the area. My two would be delighted to find a park too! Thanks so much for linking up to #FamilyTravelTips.
    Nat.x

  5. This sounds like a really lovely place to explore and so much to do too! If we’re ever down that way I’ll keep a bookmark for it. Thanks so much for joining in with #MyFamilyAdventures – could you add the badge please so people know where you have joined. Thanks so much x

  6. What gorgeous photos you’ve got there and the place looks lovely. I need to start visiting some National Trust for Scotland parks soon. There’s so many around me so no excuse really.
    #MyFamilyAdventure

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