An afternoon walk at Dunham Massey, Altrincham – National Trust

I haven’t blogged through November and December and have really missed it, one of my goals this year is to try and make more time to do this, so am finally back!

Yesterday, we went for a walk at Dunham Massey, a National Trust estate in Altrincham, Cheshire. We are still National Trust members, and were recommended to visit by a friend. It was beautiful in the frost, but incredibly busy, probably because it was a bank holiday so we had quite a queue to get in. Car parking is £6 or free for members.

The main house is closed over the winter months, the garden is currently £8 for an adult, and £4 for a child, or free for members. Even if you are a member you have to get a ticket at the visitor centre.


The entrance map

The Reindeer Trail

There was a reindeer trail on, when we went (last day), it had been on all through December, so we were lucky it was still on, by the 2nd Jan. Georgie loved it! You had to find the reindeers and for a bonus point Rudolph!


Georgie’s Reindeer Trail Chart from Dunham Massey



Georgie meets Buddy


Gingerbread in the Orangery


We found Rudolph on the roof 🙂


It really was a lovely way to spend the afternoon. It is a very picturesque park. We def need to go back. We are currently on countdown with our National Trust membership (Exp 28 Feb) so could do with a few more visits whilst we have the chance.


View to the visitor centre



The moat


Grey squirrel


The Orangery

Hale Village, Cheshire

We had some Tesco club card vouchers for Pizza Express to use, so on the way home we went to the restaurant in Hale. Would like to go and have a wander there when everything is open, as looked nice.


Hale, Cheshire, centre


Hale – Christmas tree and lights


Hale, view from the railway bridge

Until next time, Hayley x


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