Things to see & do
From little ambles to jolly rambles, there are lots of great colourful walks to enjoy at National Trust places this autumn - each different to the next, but all are equally breathtaking. Whether you want to explore with one of our downloadable walks, or join us on a guided walk - what will inspire you?
Woodfest, 5 - 7 September
Every September Hatfield Forest comes alive with the sound of music, buzzing of chainsaws, chopping of wood and laughter. Whether you like folk, jazz or rock, there's something for everyone.
Dahlia festival, 10 - 28 September
Over 70 varieties of dahlia provide a burst of late summer, early autumn colour at Anglesey Abbey. Get top tips from our gardeners on how to grow dahlias and enjoy floral displays in the house too.
Beer Festival, 11 - 14 September
Coggeshall Grange Barn's annual beer festival returns to showcase another great selection of beers and real ales from around the county of Essex. New this year - Thirsty Thursday and pub quiz from 7pm.
Heritage Open Day, 13 September
As part of Heritage Open Day, enjoy free entry to Houghton Mill and the chance to meet some of the characters who would have worked here in Victorian times. The Mill will also be working, from 1pm until 4.30pm.
Wimpole at War, 13 - 14 September
Wimpole travels back in time to the 1940s when food was rationed and growing your own became vital to your survival. Enjoy some great music and song, military and civilian living history, with displays throughout the day.
Outdoor cinema, 20 - 21 September
Enjoy big screen entertainment under the stars in the beautiful gardens at Wimpole, hosted by Sundown Cinema. From "The Great Gatsby" to "The Young Victoria". Enjoy free popcorn and pre-film entertainment from 6pm.
Ickworth Woodfair, 4 & 5 October
This year we're celebrating Ickworth's 25th wood and craft fair, why not come and join us as woodcraft and country craft professionals and enthusiasts come together to demonstrate and sell their crafts?
Hallowe'en happenings, 25 - 31 October
Scary trails, spooky stories, creepy crafts, pumpkin carving and lots of ghostly goings on. Will you be brave enough to face your fears this October half term? Experience one of our haunted houses if you dare!