This summer we'd like to help you and your children explore the great outdoors and get really close to nature. We're hoping to get 200,000 children playing outside and having a wild time.
So if you know someone who just loves getting face to face with scary beasts or finding crazy creatures from the deep, head to a beach near you and you can tick off no.30 and no.37 on our list of 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾.
July is a busy time in our gardens and parks. Luckily we have experts at hand to make sure they are well looked after. Jonny Bass is our head gardener at Mottisfont and has been busy maintaining the rose garden there. He’s got some tips on how to keep your own garden in top condition over the summer.
July is a time of plenty in kitchen gardens and farms up and down the country. Come and have a look at what we're up to this season. Maybe we can inspire you to get busy in your own garden or pick up some local produce from the farm shop or farmers' market and get creative in the kitchen.
Treat yourself to a cultural getaway this summer. We've got lots of holiday cottages in the grounds of grand old houses or set in miles of parkland. Or try a night under canvas at one of our campsites. If you've left it a bit late this summer try our last-minute search.