Nunnington Hall is a lovely place to visit on a warm summer's day. The house itself is smaller and less grand than many stately homes that you may visit, but, of course, Nunnington is more of a manor house, and is steeped in history. Where Nunnington scores for me is with the ever changing art exhibitions, and special events. The current exhibition features the work of Alex Scheffler, who created the Gruffalo. This exhibition is magical and can be enjoyed by all ages. Another must see at this National Trust property are the delightful dolls houses in the attic. They are miniature works of art. The gardens here are beautiful, and you can play pooh sticks here, or giant drafts, or giant connect 5. There is also an area where you can look at the birds from behind a wicker screen, and in summer there are loads of butterflies here too. After all this you'll be ready for afternoon tea in the garden with the peacocks. Midsummer magic!