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Today we visited Selly Manor, which comprises of two beautiful Tudor buildings just 15 minutes from Central Birmingham.   Selly Manor offers a unique insight into the Tudor history of Bournville.  One building is dedicated to the history of Selly Manor and the other building is set up as a Tudor house would have been. 

When we arrived at Selly Manor we were greeted by clear signage for the one way systems that have been put in place and there were a number of hand sanitizer stations to use throughout the visit. 

 

Our boys were very keen to explore the main house as there was a family trail to follow.  They were both given a trail booklet, clipboard and pencil.  Each room had a number of challenges to complete with some great historical facts thrown in.  My 6 year old was totally absorbed and desperate to complete the trail.  My 4 year old was less absorbed and instead enjoyed exploring each room independently and looking at all the interesting artifacts.  He also enjoyed doing the 'can you find' challenge which involved him looking for something in each room including a unicorn or a Henry VIII bear.   

 

Once we had completed the tour of the house we moved on into the garden.  This is a small space but done very well with beautiful flowers and secret pathways.  There was also another family trail to complete which involved the boys looking for clues to solve the mystery of the hidden gem.  It was a great way to end our visit.  

This was a really lovely visit.  We spent about an hour and half here which was just right and we then had a short walk to the center of Bournville village where there are some lovely picnic spots, a cafe, bakery and small shops.  We'd really recommend a visit here.

For more information about Selly Manor follow the link.

Disclaimer: I received a family ticket to Selly Manor in return for a review. All content, opinions and views remain my own.

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