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What will you discover this spring?

What's on

Bank holiday escape

Where will you choose to escape to? © Chris Taylor Photo

Where will you choose to escape to?

Escape, experience and enjoy this bank holiday. Whatever takes your fancy from intriguing buildings steeped in history, spring strolls, tempting tea rooms, family adventures or wildlife encounters. Escape the hustle and bustle on your next visit.


National Mills Weekend

Discover some of our hidden gems © Chris Taylor Photo

Discover some of our hidden gems

National Mills Weekend (10 - 11 May) is the annual festival of Britain's milling heritage and provides you with a fantastic opportunity to visit and celebrate the mills in our care - such as Bourne Mill, Lode Mill and Houghton Mill.

Half term adventures

Discover your wild side at one of our half term events © National Trust

Discover your wild side at one of our half term events

You might have heard of the '50 things to do before you're 11¾', but have you ticked all 50 off yet? Even if you have, there's lots of events planned this half term, to help you discover your wild side and get closer to nature.

Beautiful bluebells

Relax and enjoy the Bluebells

Our woodland floors will soon be a carpet of blue.



Dawn chorus

Their distinctive song is a delightful repeated musical phrase

Listen out for the sounds of spring, on a dawn chorus walk.


Blooming blossom

Blooming May blossom - a riot of colour comes to Copt Hall Marshes

With an explosion of colour comes the sweet smell of blossom. 

Discover new exhibitions

Many of the castleâ¿¿s furnishings date back to the Victorian refit

We've got some fascinating new exhibitions this spring:

  • Anglo-Saxon discoveries go on display at Sutton Hoo
  • Archaeological finds under the floorboards at Wimpole
  • Fascinating historic wallpaper goes on show at Oxburgh


Discover mysterious places & objects

Have you tried crawling into Oxburghâ¿¿s priestâ¿¿s hole?

From secret passages and hidden doors to weird and wonderful objects:

  • There's a priest's hole at Oxburgh, which you can climb in.
  • The fire engine at Felbrigg was bought after a firework explosion.
  • And this sedan chair is where the wife of the 1st Earl of Ickworth is thought to have died!

Discover life below stairs

The basement corridors at Wimpole

Get a taste of what it was like to serve in our great houses and experience life below stairs at: