Gardens and parks in bloom

The sweet smell of magnolia blossom at Cliveden, Buckinghamshire

The sweet smell of magnolia blossom at Cliveden, Buckinghamshire

Where better to see the signs of spring than in these gorgeous gardens and parks? Snowdrops will make way for tulips, then bluebells, and colourful displays bring the formal gardens to life. Take a peaceful wander around the best spring gardens.

Family adventures

Visit one of our enchanted forests: home to fairies, boggarts and fire-breathing dragons. Enter Batman’s secret lair, storm our fairy-tale castles, and for Minecraft fans, try exploring a real life gold mine. This Easter holiday try our popular Cadbury Easter Egg Trails.

Castles to coasts

Did you know that we look after 49 churches, 59 villages, 8 billiard tables and a waterfall? Plus mills, lighthouses, abbeys, castles, grand houses and miles of coast and countryside just waiting to be explored.

What's on near you

There's so much to celebrate and lots of ways to join in this season. We've hundreds of events, exhibitions and activities going on to inspire you and help you create memorable days out. Enjoy those first signs of spring with a garden tour, discover some inspiring art exhibitions or join us for some community volunteering.

Rainy day ideas

Don't let the weather rain on your parade. You can have tons of fun outdoors or in come rain or shine - all you need are your wellies. Our tea-rooms and restaurants are also cosy places to stop by for elevenses or meet up with friends for an afternoon treat.

50 ways to enjoy the outdoors

Need to get outside more? See how many of our 50 things to do before you're 11¾ list you can tick off. We've got some brilliant ideas for getting outdoors and having a really wild time with your family.

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Join us today

If you join us today, not only will you be free to discover hundreds of fascinating and special places, your membership fee means that together we can care for these places and spaces for ever, for everyone.

Group visits

Planning a group trip or a school visit? We've got all the information you will need to plan a truly inspirational and memorable group visit. We're more than happy to share our love of these places and collections with you and your group.

Events & inspiration

We've loads of events running throughout the year that we hope you'll enjoy however young or old you are. From talks and lectures to outdoor theatre. Or take a look at our days out guides for more inspiration.

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