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Nostell Priory, Wakefield Day Out Dog Friendly

We are finally starting to make use of our National Trust membership and we decided to venture to Nostell Priory at the weekend. It was approx 40 mins north of Sheffield, situated in Wakefield.

It's a big Georgian house with landscaped gardens, parkland, playground and cafe so lots to keep everyone in the family entertained. It has over 300 acres of landscape to discover and is perfect for little, old or furry legs.

On arrival, there is a decent sized car park (charges applicable unless NT members and its free) and a nice walk into the grounds. There is also a dog exercise area on the way in (for those wanting off lead opportunities).

Unfortunately dogs aren't allowed in the gardens or the house, however there is plenty of parkland to discover and its very buggy friendly if you stick to the paths. There are a number of trails to discover for varying abilities, some take you through woodland and fields (via paths) or you can off piste a bit further.

We followed the woodland cycle trail loop which was approx 3.2 miles and our little boy had his bike, he found it relatively easy and loved cycling through the woods on windy paths. Exploring the parkland is all free of charge.

There is a cafe and toilets available too, with baby changing facilities.

The playground is situated in the 'formal gardens' and therefore no dogs allowed.

It was a really nice day out and great to explore somewhere new. We saw ducks and cows in the parkland and lots of woodland to explore. We also had lunch in the woods too however there is a courtyard and benches available near the main house. We also saw families with picnics and playing ball games on the fields, so you can make a great day of it.

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