We are local to Aston Hall but ashamedly this was our first visit. The grounds are very well maintained and our two toddlers really enjoyed all the wide open space to run riot.
The hall itself is stunning, a real gem in the middle of Birmingham.
The price - £8 for 2 adults and 2 kids free cannot be argued with and the cafe was amiable. Basic sandwiches but enough to fill your belly served in clean surroundings by pleasant staff.
Our only complaint was because of a guide who was insistent on asking us where we had been and what we should see next.
All the other guides were excellent. They greeted you when you entered the room then seemed to blend into the background so you could savour the surroundings. They were certainly knowledgable though as other guests made use of picking their brains.
We declined the guided tour as we are both quite into our history so are familiar with Aston Hall's past.
However, this individual seemed to pounce on us when we entered the children's area and would just not go away. It sounds so rude to say but it did put a dampener on our trip.
We had small children with us so could not spend as long as we wanted at Aston Hall and this person was almost aggressive in telling us to visit the very top floor. Apparently there was a new children's play part there that was not getting used?! She even began to tidy away the crayons and colouring pictures my children had been playing with. Made to feel very uncomfortable so we left.
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