National Trust promises hide and seek fun for the young

Lyveden New Bield

Lyveden New Bield

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National Trust places in Northamptonshire are getting ready for some hide and seek adventures over the summer holidays.

From bug hunts to family trails and activities, there’s plenty of fun to be had whether it rains or shines.

There will also be lots of hide and seek activities on offer inspired by 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾, the National Trust’s list of outdoor adventures for children.

From Monday (July 22) until September 1, the trust is challenging children to see if they can complete 25 of the 50 things and as an added incentive, there’s an amazing prize up for grabs.

One lucky winner will have the chance to direct and star in their very own nature inspired film.

Beccy Speight, regional director for the National Trust in the Midlands, said: “Our places are full of brilliant nooks and crannies for children to hide in, or where they can discover exciting things like hidden wildlife or unusual objects if they look carefully. We love inspiring families to have an amazing time and, with so many of our places to explore in Northamptonshire, there are different, fantastic days out to be had with us throughout the summer holidays.”

Some of the best places to play hide and seek in Northamptonshire are Lyveden New Bield, near Brigstock, which is full of hidden spaces and little hideaway rooms, and Canons Ashby’s green court yew topiary or the paddock with its tall wild flowers.

For more information visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/hideandseek.