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Share your top tips on Great British Days Out with your family and win a £100 National Trust voucher

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TheOtherHelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 01-May-12 14:47:42

As part of the launch of their Great British Days Out Facebook app, the National Trust want to find out what you think makes a really good day out in Britain - we're thinking places to go, things to do, what to eat/drink etc etc.

Here's what the National Trust say about the app: "Just visit our new Facebook App to create your own dream event - design a truly memorable experience by selecting the theme and type of venue from a range of incredible National Trust places and choose which friends you'd like to invite."

What's the best day out you've had as a family in Britain? Why was it so good? Did anything particular happen that made it really memorable? Was there anything that made it particularly British?! If so, what was it?

What sorts of places do you like to go as a family? Do you like being outside, at the beach, in woodland or gardens? Or are you more into exploring buildings e.g. castles, churches, historical houses etc?

What are your top tips for making a family day out fun? Do you pack a picnic full of special treats? Do you dangle the carrot of a Mr Whippy for good behaviour?! Please share your pearls of wisdom!

Everyone who adds their comments to this thread will be entered into a prize draw to win a £100 National Trust voucher.

Thanks and good luck with the prize draw
MNHQ

Read the park map/handbook etc from cover to cover...there are usually vouchers for the eateries onsite.

Remember it generally costs the same to enter whether you stay 2hrs or 6hrs so make the most of it.
Arrive ten minutes before opening...then try and be the last family to leave! Means you get to try to most popular attraction without a massive queue...did this at blackpool pleasure beach and in the last half hour before closing we had as many turns as we wanted on the big rides!

The other positive to early arrival/late departure is that you don't have to do battle for a car parking space!!

TheOtherHelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 09-May-12 10:50:36

Thanks to everyone who added their hints/tips to this thread - keep your eyes peeled for an email coming from MNHQ and the National Trust soon - it may feature your comments!

I'm pleased to announce that the winner of the £100 National Trust voucher is...
AliceInordnung

Congratulations! I'll PM you to get your details.

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