Celebrating the signs of spring at our places © Steve Haywood

Celebrating the signs of spring at our places

Step into spring

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


  • Celebrate Motherâ¿¿s Day with us this spring © NTPL/NTPL / John Millar

    Delightful daffodils

    Daffodils are the emblem of the British springtime, a welcome reminder that the long winter months are finally behind us. Whether it’s in the grounds of an impressive stately home or picturesque watermill, here are the top 10 places to spot daffodils in bloom in the East of England.

  • Bring your little ones to meet our little ones © NTPL/Justin Minns

    Lambing time

    April is a busy time for our farmers and tenant farmers as thousands of lambs are expected to arrive. Look out for them gambolling in the parkland at IckworthFelbrigg and Oxburgh. Will you be lucky enough to see one born in the lambing sheds at Wimpole?  

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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 to visit in the East of England you might like to explore.

  • How will you eat yours? © NTPL/Robert Conwell

    Chocolate scones for chocoholics!

    If you visit our tearooms in April, you're in for a treat if you like chocolate and scones! Rob at Dunwich has come up with a new creation that seriously is good as it sounds, he's even shared the chocolate scone recipe so you can try making them at home.

    Tearooms taking part: Anglesey Abbey, Wimpole, Houghton Mill, Wicken Fen, Peckover, Oxburgh, Felbrigg, Blickling, Ickworth, Dunwich Heath, Sutton Hoo and Lavenham. We can't guarantee they won't all be eaten before you arrive! 

  • A conservation assistant gives the chandelier a thorough clean © NTPL/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. Here are some of our top cleaning tips to try at home.

  • Join us as we celebrate and support the care of our nations coast © NTPL/Justin Minns Photography

    Love the coast?

    Since its launch in 1965, the National Trust’s Neptune Coastline Campaign has helped to acquire and care for over 740 miles of coastline and it's all thanks to your support. Join us in 2015 as we celebrate 50 years of safeguarding the coast, with our exciting programme of coastal events in the East of England.

  • Wolf's Child

    In a world premier, we're looking forward to a brand new creation from acclaimed theatre makers WildWorks this May. Wolf's Child will feature as part of the Norfolk & Norwich Festival, taking you on an immersive journey deep into the dark woods of Felbrigg, to a world of shape-shifting animals and humans.

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?