Samlesbury Hall is a great place to visit with young kiddos.
There's no entry fee so you don't feel obliged to stay all day and get your money's worth.
There's lots of little things to see so it's easy to move onto something else and avoid a bored toddler.
There's a small farm with chickens, sheep, pigs and goats. A beekeeper's hut where you can taste honey and buy some exceedingly scrummy fudge. An adventure playground and formal gardens. Then there's the house itself which has brilliantly entertaining tours.
They make their money from the cafe so you aren't allowed to bring a picnic but the food is very good so I can't complain.
Today we popped along for their annual Dog Show. It was fun entering our pup and catching up with some of his old friends from SASD. He didn't win but Little Miss was very pleased with her participation rosette.
Little Miss also had a fab time playing in the adventure playground.