The court at Coughton Court
Coughton Court Key Info
Where is it? Coughton Court, Coughton, Alcester, Warwickshire, B49 5JA
How much is it? £12 for Adults including the house, under fives go free. We also paid for the Cadbury’s Easter Egg Hunt which was £3 (but goes to charity). You can get a garden only ticket which is cheaper
Are there facilities for babies and toddlers? Yes – the baby change is really nice with a proper change mat, mobile, wipes, nappies and nappy bags in case you’ve run out – a lovely touch! There wasn’t much geared towards kids apart from the Egg Hunt, but our toddler loved running around the garden and exploring the house. There’s also a nice little cafe with hot and cold food and the all important cream tea!
Is it easy to take a push chair? Yes, it’s easy enough to push over the grass. However, you can’t take a pushchair around the house, you have to leave safely it at the entrance, so if you have a baby you don’t want to carry, stick to buying a garden only ticket
Is there parking? Plenty
We had a lovely day out at Kenilworth Castle today. It’s a perfect excursion for the days between Christmas and New Year – crisp, bright and festive. We all had fun exploring and LP tired himself out clambering over the ruined ramparts, so now he is having a snooze while twilight falls, and I’m writing this in the glow of our Christmas tree lights.
Staring in wonder at a fluffy toy that moves by itself!
Sheldon Country Park is a great place to take toddlers
Where is it? Ragley Drive, Sheldon, Birmingham, B26 3TU
How much is it? Free!
Are there facilities for babies and toddlers? Yes – the toilets are well maintained, there is a cafe for snacks / feeding and plenty to entertain the small people, including a play area for older kids
Is it easy to take a push chair? The farm area is well paved and absolutely fine but the muddy grass is not ideal for prams and pushchairs (I’d say the farm is the real reason to go)
Is there parking? Yes
After a wonderful and much needed escape to the sunny gardens of Packwood House on Good Friday, I can confirm this is a great place to take a 15 month old toddler. The whole family had fun as LP tired himself out running around and we got some much needed fresh air and Vitamin D. Although I have to admit that we didn’t actually go inside the house! We were having too much fun outdoors and, let’s face it, all toddlers really want to do is move around. It seems from the Packwood House website that the gorgeous setting is the main pull for other families. We’ll have to go back to check the house out another time.