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1/15 Take a magical bluebell walk

As bluebells bloom all over the country and the dainty blue flowers create carpets of colour over ancient woodlands, why not take a walk with your little ones to enjoy the fairytale-like forests? Plenty of National Trust places are blossoming with bluebells and buzzing with dragonflies and butterflies in May and some even have bluebell events to help you celebrate the beautiful flower. For example, there’s a Bluebell Festival at Godolphin in Cornwall with talks and guided walks about the native blooms, and a family trail to follow too.

Blickling Estate in Norfolk is one of the best places to see bluebells in the country and their Festival of the Blues celebrates beautiful bluebell season by lighting the house up in blue for the whole month of May. The colour scheme will run through the house, gardens and park and you can enjoy a guided bluebell walk through the estate, and treat yourself to your own bluebells from the plant centre to enjoy in your own garden. The festivities will culminate in an afternoon of blues music for the final weekend (Saturday 27 May).


Through May, selected National Trust Centres nationwide


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