Situated in the heart of England, the Midlands offers a huge variety of landscapes and places to enjoy and explore.

Summer fun

Summer fun in the Midland sun © National Trust

Summer fun in the Midland sun

The start of summer is an ideal time to enjoy the colours and smells of our gardens.

Get out the blanket and basket and pick somewhere special for a picnic.

Or make the most of long days and open spaces for some summer fun.

I love summer Facebook competition

Tells us what you love about summer © National Trust

Tells us what you love about summer

Throughout the summer we're running a competition on our Facebook page. Just tell us what you love about summer at the places we care for and you could be in with a chance of winning a £30 National Trust gift card (we have one gift card to give away each week up until the 6 September).

Summer play

Sunny days and school holidays mean summer is a special time for families.

We've got more '50 things...' for you to tick off as well as trails, summer games and much more besides.

What's on

Summer is here and that means there's plenty going on for you to enjoy.

Theatre in the outdoors, bug-hunts, kite-flying, guided walks. Whatever takes your fancy we've got something to suit

Summer colour

The gardens we care for are filled with colour and smells at this time of year.

Take some time to explore and relax in the parklands and formal gardens across the region

Places we care for

You can enjoy hours of time out at the places we care for.

Countryside, parkland, castles and churches, gardens or mansions where will your travels take you?

Summer wildlife

Our wildlife team share the wildlife they see through the seasons.

The summer days bring out the wildflowers with the meadows alive with butterflies and other insects.


Whether you're looking for a new day trip, somewhere to stop off on route north or south, east or west, or for a full weekend itinerary; houses, gardens, parklands and countryside places all await you.