Things to see & do
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.