This would be a lovely place to live, wouldn’t it? I’m certain those children would go away eventually.
Anyhoo, this is Wakehurst Place, the National Trust’s MOST visited place, and there is a reason. The reason is that it is extremely wonderful. The sixteenth century Elizabethanmansion (whose lovely interiors you may peruse) is surrounded by 465 acres of stunning woodland gardens with endless winding paths and the largest Christmas tree in England! A GIANT REDWOOD that looms 35 metres tall and is lit from Advent until Twelfth Night with 1,800 MAGICAL FAIRY LIGHTS EEEEEEEE I love a Christmas tree! If you enjoyed the cinematography of Kenneth Branagh's film As You Like It you will be pleased to know it was filmed here.
Wakehurst is open every day of the year except Christmas/Christmas Eve, and kids are free. To find out what’s on, directions, etc click here (image grimbo87 flickr)