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1. Anglesey Abbey and Lode Mill, Cambridge

anglesey abbey and lode mill cambridge

Nestled in picturesque Cambridge, Anglesey Abbey Gardens and Lode Mill offer the perfect sanctuary for a family who wants to get out of the city and connect with wildlife and nature. The beautiful flowers and manicured lawns are only the start of this garden's many treasures. At the Abbey you'll find a wildlife discovery area, where children can experience nature up close, or spy from a distance in the double-floored tree house and stick woven tunnels.

Families can explore Bug World, or pick up an activity pack at Inspiration Station (whimsically shaped like a giant pine cone) to explore the gardens while uncovering statues of Greek Gods. Art materials and exploration gadgets are available at the station, so little ones will be well-equipped for the adventure that awaits.

Other activities include story telling circles, a tree boathouse for little pirates and of course, the opportunity to climb every tree in sight.

The lowdown

Where is it? Quy Road, Lode, Cambridge CB25 9EJ

Price: To visit the whole property: Adult £11.60, Child £6, Family (1 adult, 3 children) £18.20, Family (2 adults, 2 children) £29.50

Gardens and mill only: Adult £7.10, Child £3.75, Family (1 adult, 3 children) £11.70, Family (2 adults, 2 children) £18.50

Opening times: 10am–5:30pm

Find out more: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/anglesey-abbey

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