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.
With almost 750 miles of coastline around England, Wales and Northern Ireland, we care for some of the most beautiful stretches of coast and family-friendly beaches, just perfect for ticking off our top ten '50 things' beach activities.
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.
What better way to celebrate National Parks Week than to pack your rucksack and head off for one of our two-day National Park walks. We've lots of inspirational ideas to help you get outdoors and enjoy these spectacular places this summer. Try running in the Yorkshire Dales, watersports in the Lake District or the simple pleasures of a long walk in the South Downs.
A new Archimedes screw will power the first house ever to be lit by hydroelectricity.
A pair of rare bee-eaters have become only the third on record to breed successfully in the UK.
Eight hundred young yew trees have been planted in Trerice, Cornwall creating a new Ladies' garden.
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.