My name is Lily-Sue, but my mummy calls me Munchkin (or 'Munch' for short!) I am 8 years old, and this is where my mummy will help me write all about all the fun things we do together. I hope you enjoy reading about the adventures of my mummy and me, Munchkin, with the occasional appearance from the siblings - Beastie and Plumlet.

Monday, 11 March 2013

Top Heritage Days Out in England

From Windmills to Stately Homes to Wartime Ships, Explore England’s Unique History on a Heritage Day Out!

When you’re enjoying a family holiday, a day trip to some of England’s most historical landmarks can be a great way to spend time with the family and get to know the nation’s heritage.

Heritage Open Days take place every September with free entry to thousands of England’s top attractions, but since many of these attractions are also open all year round, they’re a perfect way to fill a short UK break on a Haven holiday park.

North Leverton Windmill, Nottinghamshire

Experience the past at North Leverton Windmill in Nottinghamshire – a 200 year old working windmill that is open to the public every Saturday and most astoundingly, the only windmill in the country that has never stopped working.
Not far from the Golden Sands holiday park in Lincolnshire, it has been grinding flour for the local community for 200 years and holidaymakers can explore the inner working of the mill on a guided tour or keep an eye out for one of its many events and fun days.

Calke Abbey, Derby

Take a step back into the past at Calke Abbey near Derby and experience life at a traditional English country house. Take a walk around its stunning landscape gardens or explore the inside of the house, which has been kept in the same state as it was when it was handed over to the National Trust.
It’s a great place for walking and has a number route ideal for dog walking, deer spotting and exploring the abbey’s beautiful countryside setting; so wander at your leisure or take part in a guided walk of to explore your stunning surroundings with a knowledgeable guide.

The Medway Queen, Rochester

Just 20 minutes from Haven’s Allhallows holiday park near Rochester, the Medway Queen is renowned as one of the ‘Heroes of Dunkirk’ and is currently being restored to her working condition. The ship saw active wartime service in the Second World War and in 1940 she made seven crossings to Dunkirk to rescue 7000 British and French troops.
Holiday park visitors can explore the ship’s fascinating story at the Medway Visitor Centre on Gillingham Pier and later in 2013 the ship will return to Kent for generations of future visitors to enjoy.

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