Things to see & do

Don't miss

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Dates for the diary

We've had a packed calendar of events this year. Still to come in November is a guided Second World War history walk.

Family days out

  • Take the challenge 

    50 things

    Climb a tree, build a den or make a daisy chain... tick off your 50 Things challenges here.

  • Father and child in woods at Coleshill © James Haydon

    Follow a trail

    Watch this space for our new family trails which will soon be available to download here.

Pack up a picnic

Brandy Island, at Buscot, is perfect for picnicing

Nothing beats dining al fresco... great picnic spots include along the banks of Buscot weir and the nearby lock on the Thames, a shady woodland spot or taking in the views on one of our trails.

Witness the changing seasons

Autumn

Go funghi hunting © Andy Knight

Season of mists, mellow fruitfulness ... and funghi hunting. How many varieties can you spot? Soak up the Autumn colours, make wild art and forage for blackberries when you visit at this time of year.

Winter

Winter at Coleshill © Andy Knight

Wrap up in your thermals, and work off the excesses of the season with some winter walking. Appreciate a different type of beauty... frosted spiders' webs, chocolate earth of ploughed fields, stark tree silhouettes or even a dusting of snow over parkland.

Summer

Fields of gold: Buttercups at Coleshill © NTPL

This summer we have a great diary of events for you to enjoy with all the family. Join one of rangers for a gentle river walk, go bug hunting for dragonflies, or track nocturnal beasts at our night-time bat walk.

Spring

Badbury Clump awash with bluebells © Roger D Green

See the countryside burst back into life. Highlights include the spectacular display of bluebells at Badbury Clump, the site of a former Iron Age hill fort, which has been replanted with beech trees.

Explore Coleshill's secret past

Potter around Coleshill and stumble across our secret Second-World-War history, admire the Victorian model farm buildings and discover the tragic fate of Coleshill House, which was ravaged by fire.

Buscot history walks

Explore Buscot on foot and learn how different generations of the Loveden family and other wealthy land owners left their distinctive marks on the village, before it was left to us in 1956.

Mill open days

Visit a working watermill at Coleshill

See how flour is produced by a working water mill at Coleshill, if water levels are high enough. We hold open days every second Sunday of the month, from April to October, 2-5pm. We've now held our last open day for 2014 and look forward to opening again on Sunday 12 April 2015.

Learning

Organise to bring your school or group here. We offer a wide range of learning opportunities for all ages, and it's free for Education Group Members.

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