Pippin Explores – Speke Hall, Merseyside

I said we’d head back to Speke Hall when we got a chance, because Pippin slept through the whole trip last time.

We also had the advantage of better weather and a near empty property, so we tackled both the maze and the Childe of Hale walk.

We did the maze three, four, five time? I lost count. But Pippin adored it, especially climbing up and over all the bridges. We still got lost even though we’d been in it more than once, and apparently they change the route periodically using gates, so I guess we will get lost next time too!

The walk takes you through woodland, following the story of the English giant, John Middleton. Following the story through will lead you to various activities, including the giant’s huge musical instruments and an amazing woodland adventure playground (that the parents were enjoying as much as the adults!).

From a practical point of view, as a mum to a baby with a dairy allergy, we were able to get her soup and bread for her lunch, and the baby change facilities are easy to access and are separate to the main toilets – meaning that either mum or dad can change baby.

Speke is fast becoming my favourite local National Trust property, and we are definitely heading back for their Tudor May Day Celebrations.

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