Speke Hall is a Tudor manor house dating back to the sixteenth century. It is located in Speke, near Liverpool and is a National Trust building. As well as the house there are extensive grounds which include two childrens' play areas, a maze, lawns and the bluebell woods.
I have to say I was really impressed with the organisation, there was plenty of parking space, which was free, and once inside there was so much to do that we didn't feel on top of all the other visitors. The staff were very friendly and everything was clean and well maintained. The children loved the play areas and the maze in particular was a big hit. They did get a bit bored inside the mansion, but Mr H and I enjoyed having a nosey around and in particular seeing the William Morris wallpapers, which are just beautiful.
Of course, after all my planning to find the bluebells, all three of my lot were a bit reluctant for photos. Mr H was a grump and bad blog husband as he kept telling me off for asking them to pose - how rude! But I did get a few of the children and I definitely recommend Speke Hall if you are local and wanting a lovely day out.