Food For Thought: National Trust for Scotland Membership

This week’s featured place to visit was the National Museum for Rural Life, which is managed by the National Trust for Scotland. The reason we visited it recently for the first time was because last month, we took out a membership for the National Trust for Scotland. So far, we had always thought that it was quite expensive and not worth our while. But now that we look for child friendly places to visit which also offer something for the parents, it is actually good value for money.

For £5 a month you can get a family membership which admits 2 adults and 2 children over 5 (younger children go free anyway). This membership gives you free access to a decent range of places, all of which are family friendly. Our mission this year is to visit all in the vicinity of Glasgow, so that we can then take out a membership of a different organisation next year!

The great thing is that with so many events on at many of the places managed by the National Trust for Scotland, you could actually get a lot of entertainment out of your membership. Take only the Museum for Rural Life which runs a drop in craft session every day – totally free of charge. With it being very close to where we stay it becomes rather attractive to visit regularly. Surely for families looking for something to do with their kids on school holiday this is ideal.

Our tip of the week is therefore to take out a one year family membership to the National Trust for Scotland or a similar organisation and make the most of it for that year.

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