Things to see & do
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Join Oli, the Countryside Ranger for Packwood House, Warwickshire, and his team of volunteers to help with countryside tasks, from hedge-laying to woodland maintenance.
In our gardens
Nick Winney, Head Gardener at Berrington Hall in Herefordshire, is just starting his 41st year in his job and will be available to talk to visitors.
Find out what is was like to work in the walled kitchen garden at Clumber Park in Nottinghamshire, check online for dates.
Head to the kitchen garden at Longshaw Estate to speak to the team and pick up tips on how to grow the best veg.
Love life below the stairs? Embrace life as a servant as a volunteer tour guide at Belton House, Lincolnshire.
Get a taste of volunteering during National Volunteer Week (1-7 June) at The Workhouse in Nottinghamshire.
Days gone by
There are so many people that have made our places what they are today.
Here's a snippet to tempt you to find out more on your visits across the region, from King Charles II to Sir Thomas Tresham.
Lord Curzon's curry
As part of Lord Curzon's extravagant lifestyle he ventured far and wide acrosss the world. Enjoy a delicious curry taken from a recipe from his travels at Kedleston Hall's restaurant.
Lady Dryden's tea
Indulge in Lady Dryden's cream tea at Canons Ashby, Northamptonshire. Come with friends to enjoy elegant sandwiches, home made cake, scones, seasonal fruit and a cup of tea.
Cheese and pickle
Adam Fowler, 14th generation cheese make and local supplier to Coughton Court. Learn about his family business as you tuck into a cheese and pickle sandwich in the restaurant.
Get dressed up
Become a servant
See what life was like as a servant at Croome, have a go at cleaning cutlery, clearing fire hearths and polishing boots in the basement.
Take home treats
Cook the recipes Mrs Horton would have favoured with Charlecote Park's new recipe book
Treat yourself to gifts of Joan Lander embroidery and greeting cards when you visit Sunnycroft.
Follow the trail of how wood from Dudmaston Estate is made into beautiful items for your home.