A Trip To…Tredegar House, National Trust

A Trip To…Tredegar House, National Trust

On our recent holiday to Bluestone in Pembrokeshire, Wales we were looking for somewhere to stop on our way for a picnic and to let the girls have a run about.

As we’re members of the National Trust we always look to see if they have one that we can stop of at. The National Trust have such beautiful places across the UK and it’s always lovely to find a new one to explore.

Andy had a look on the National Trust App and found Tredegar House in Newport which worked perfectly for us, as it was about halfway into our journey. Plus it was only 1 mile off the motorway and meant we wouldn’t go to far of course.

Tredegar house used to be owned by Newport City Council, but the National Trust took over management of Tredegar House, the gardens and parkland in March 2012. Newport residents and any visitors can still visit the parkland and children’s play area for free.

When you arrive you have to pay for parking, which is £1 for an hour or £2 for 1-4 hours. It’s free for National Trust Members if you display your car badge.

If you are just stopping for a picnic and don’t have much time there are benches right next to the car park that you can make use of, with toilets nearby too.

To see Tredegar House and the walled gardens, you need to visit the National Trust hut and either show them your National Trust passes if you are members or pay an admission fee.

At the moment Tredegar House is currently having work done, but it is still open to look around. I loved this sign they had surrounding it….

For no cost, except your parking you are able to access the tea rooms and a shop, which are situated in a courtyard. Also in the courtyard is a second hand bookshop and a community library.

If you make your way through the courtyard you come out into the parkland, where there are stones to climb on and so much space it’s perfect for a run about.

Around the corner and there is a children’s play area , as the play area used to be owned by the City Council, it isn’t your usual National Trust style play area which tends to be made of wood and more in keeping with it’s surrounding. Instead it is a typical play area that you would normally find in cities.

There is also a park cafe near the play area and that has refreshments and a toilet. We had our picnic near here and then the girls headed to the play area, for a quick play.

Just next to the children’s play area is a large pond which was beautiful.

We took a family selfie to mark the start of our holiday, look at those happy holiday grins!

We didn’t have time to explore the walled gardens as we had to get back in the car to make our way onto our holiday.

This is a little gem of a place and I’m sure we will be stopping of again next time we head to Wales.

Disclosure: I wasn’t asked to write about Tredegar House, I’m sharing because it’s a beautiful place to visit.


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  1. 09/09/2017 / 18:00

    This looks beautiful, definitely one we’ll visit in the future, looks perfect for breaking up a journey over to Pembrokeshire. I do love National Trust properties, that membership is our best annual investment!

  2. 09/09/2017 / 20:40

    Ahh I love the family selfie!! This looks like a gorgeous place to go, we love the national trust! Also did you notice that welsh ice cream is AMAZING? We had so many the other week down there and I couldn’t get over how good it was! Love Wales!

  3. 10/09/2017 / 07:55

    I love Nationsl Trust properties. There aren’t that many close to where with live. This one looks fab.

  4. 10/09/2017 / 16:46

    Aw this really is a beautiful place to visit! The National Trust properties look so nicely kept and like really great places to visit for a family day out. The sign has a great point and it’s a good way of looking at having a slice of cake – as contributing to keeping the properties up to standard!

  5. 10/09/2017 / 18:13

    It looks wonderful! I can’t believe how similar you children look, I scrolled back and forth about 5 times trying to work out if it was the same child in different clothes haha

  6. 10/09/2017 / 20:49

    Loads of great space there for the kids to be able to run free and I like the idea that the local residents can still access the parks and gardens for free. The National Trust have it nailed, they always create a good day out. Mich x

  7. 11/09/2017 / 01:21

    Gotta love a selfie. Looks great for a day out or quick pit stop. Hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday

  8. 11/09/2017 / 10:46

    That looks lovely! I want to get NT membership soon, but with my husband’s health being all over the place, it seems a bit silly getting it yet.

  9. 11/09/2017 / 10:49

    Oh I love that sign too! I mean we have to eat cake when it is helping history. Would be rude not to! The grounds look lovely and a fab place for a family day out. I do love a good National Trust property x

  10. 11/09/2017 / 11:16

    Whenever we travel somewhere we always break the trip up with a National Trust stop. A run around, stretch of our legs and of couse ice cream!! This place looks stunning!

  11. 11/09/2017 / 16:52

    We became natural trust members this year, looking forward to visiting lots of beautiful places like this.

  12. 11/09/2017 / 20:36

    You can’t beat National Trust can you? We have just bought a membership and I can’t wait for autumn walks! x

  13. 17/09/2017 / 09:42

    I still stand by the National Trust memberships being one of the best investments we have ever made. I love going to new areas and exploring as I think we have visited everything local to us now. Love the sign, I don’t need any excuse to eat cake but it makes me feel better if there is one! x