Where will you enjoy the spring sunshine? © Steve Haywood

Where will you enjoy the spring sunshine?

Step into spring

Join us for a walk this spring and enjoy landscapes at their seasonal best.


  • the early signs of spring © National Trust / CvH

    Snowdrop season

    Snowdrops are the first bulbs to bloom and show signs of life after the winter months, flowering between January and March. Creating carpets of white, these delicate plants are a reminder that spring will soon be on its way. To ensure you don’t miss out, here are our top spots for snowdrops in the East of England.

  • Afternoon tea at Basildon includes homemade scones with cream  © David Levenson

    Make Mother's Day special

    If you want to spoil mum this Mother's Day, why not treat her to a special day that she'll never forget? Whether you decide to have a delicious afternoon tea, take a springtime stroll or make your very own gift, show her just how special she is. For a little inspiration, we'd recommend Flatford, Blickling, Houghton and Peckover.

  • A conservation assistant gives the chandelier a thorough clean © Paul Bailey

    Spring cleaning on a grand scale

    Spring cleaning is a vital part of caring for our collections. From chandeliers, books, silverware, textiles, glass and garden statues, we’ve got a big job on our hands. So keep your eyes peeled this spring as we carry out many of these jobs when our places are open. You might be lucky enough to pick up some tips to try at home.

  • Explore Gibsideâ¿¿s gardens in search of Easter eggs for a chocolatey prize © John Millar

    Easter Egg Trails

    Cadbury is once again supporting us to host this year’s Easter Egg Trails. Your kids will love being eggsplorers for the day. So join us for a family fun day over the Easter weekend, there's plenty of places to choose from. Find an Easter Egg Trail near you.

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    Our top spring gardens

    Don’t miss out on some of the most beautiful displays of flowering plants which make this time of year one of nature’s best. From daffodils, tulips, hellebores and hyacinths, spring flowers can create a sea of colour that can brighten up any spring walk. Here are some of the best spring gardens in the East of England you might like to explore.

What's on

Outdoor activities

Walking, running, cycling, geocaching and more. Whether you enjoy getting fit or have a special interest such as bird watching or fishing, take your pick from a range of activities in the landscapes we care for - it's easy to make the most of being outdoors with us.

Last minute break

Whether you’re looking for a cosy country cottage full of history and character or a reinvigorating coastal retreat, you’ll find the holiday cottages we look after perfect for a spring break. Why not book your next get-away?