Our places have acres of space with activities laid on for your little ones, plus family-friendly eating places and facilities for when you need a quick pit stop.

50 things to do before you're 11 ¾

The great outdoors is full of amazing things to see and do in autumn, but sometimes its hard to know where to start. Try No.49 of our 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾ challenges and find a geocache - a great way to get the children (and adults) outdoors and closer to nature.

Autumn activities

There's lots to keep the kids occupied this autumn with our family activities. Go on a wildnerness walk through the woods, follow clues around the castle on a trail, or run wild in one of our playgrounds.

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We went on an October half-term getaway with the family to one of the National Trust's finest places. We went rockpooling, exploring, discovering, saw magnificent views and gathered an abundance of memories.

Lara M, Lindisfarne Castle

visitor at Lindisfarne Castle

October half-term fun

Slide to save the South Terrace at Cliveden

Slide to save the South Terrace at Cliveden

We've got some great ideas for this October half-term. Autumn is an ideal time for family walks, where you can find killer conkers, orchards full of apples and hedgerow fruits just right for picking. So why not discover some of our special places?

We dare you to join us for Hallowe'en

Get into the spirit of Hallowe'en and dress up in fancy dress

Get into the spirit of Hallowe'en and dress up in fancy dress

Enjoy Hallowe’en this October and experience some spine-chilling thrills at some unforgettable places. From eerie trails and spooky story-telling in atmospheric locations, to fearsome face painting and frightening fancy dress in historic houses, there’s something to give the whole family the jitters.

Ideas for family days out

  • Rainy days

    Don't let rainy days stop you having a fun-filled day out.

  • Get sporty

    Twelve of our properties have gone sport mad this year. Find your sporty family day out.

  • History for kids

    Bring history to life at Chedworth Roman Villa or see the Industrial Revolution in action.