Stackpole Estate hits The Beano
12:01pm Monday 2nd September 2013 in News
DENNIS the Menace, Gnasher, the Bash Street Kids and Minnie the Minx have been entertaining children since The Beano was first published in July 1938.
And now, the National Trust’s Stackpole Estate has taken its place on the pages of the iconic British comic, which went on sale last Wednesday (August 28th).
Earlier this year, Stackpole Estate was voted the best place to cook a campfire in a National Trust survey of more than 1,700 children for its 50 things to do before you’re 11¾ campaign.
Last week’s edition of The Beano featured Dennis the Menace, and National Trust kids’ councillor (and ambassador for cooking on a campfire), Kit Le Froy, cooking in the outdoors at Stackpole.
National Trust Stackpole operations manager Rebecca Stock said: “It is a real honour for Stackpole to feature in The Beano. I hear Dennis is a dab hand at cooking on a campfire.
“We’d like to invite Beano readers to come and try other 50 things activities with us.
“Nearby Strumble Head, in North Pembrokeshire, was also voted in the National Trust’s 50 things top 10 places as the best place to walk barefoot.”
The 50 things campaign aims to reconnect kids and families with nature and natural play.
Stackpole was chosen as the best place to cook outdoors on a campfire because of the outdoor spaces it provides and the abundance of natural supplies, such as wild garlic.
Ms Stock added: “It’s been a fantastic summer for kids – both big and little – to get outdoors and closer to nature.
“We’re really delighted to see Dennis the Menace and The Beano embracing our 50 things activities.
“Dennis is welcome back any time, along with any other children who want to visit us, and join in on 50 things activities.”
Stackpole Estate is one of the jewels of the Welsh coastline, housing the beautiful Bosherston Lily Ponds and Barafundle Bay.
Barafundle was voted best beach in Britain by the Good Holiday guide and has regularly placed high in best beach competitions for both the UK and Europe.
To sign up for the free Wild Time Challenge, go to www.nationaltrust.org.uk/50things.