Events this year

  • Get stuck into spring and Easter at Downhill © S Coxs

    Easter egg trail

    20–21 April, 12 noon-4pm

    Calling all Eggsplorers! Follow the trail around the historic Downhill Demesne and hunt for clues to crack the code and unlock the Cadbury chocolate egg surprise. Meet at Lion's Gate. Egg trail £1 per child.

    Normal admission, members free

  • Beautiful spring bluebells at Downhill Demesne © Rika Gordon

    Bluebell walk

    4–5 May, 2-4pm

    Come along for an afternoon stroll around the Bishop’s Gate gardens and glen to see the bluebells in full bloom. Meet at Bishop's Gate.

    Normal admission, members free



  • Special places for concerts © Marleen de Kramer

    Midsummer Concert

    13, 14 June  8pm

    Enjoy an evening of classical music with the Con Tempo String Quartet (Romania) in the unique surroundings of Mussenden Temple.

    Booking essential contact the North Coast Member's Association on 077 9010 3590


  • Take the 50 things challenge © National trust/Peter Sword

    Woodland Craft Skills Day

    5 July  11am-2pm

    As part of our 50 things to do before you're 11¾ campaign, join our rangers for a day of fun and learning. Build a campfire, forage for survival tools and much more. Booking essential on 028207 33419

    No charge, donations welcome