Springtime discovery

Discover something new this spring © NTPL/National Trust Images/David Levenson

Discover something new this spring

It's the season when everything springs back into life.

From wildlife wonders to new rooms and collections on view for the very first time, mile upon mile of springtime walks to learning something new about your favourite places, you'll find things to discover.

Spring walks in the Midlands

Springtime beckons you outside to explore new growth and wildlife © NTPL/Jo Rawson

Springtime beckons you outside to explore new growth and wildlife

Everything (and everyone) is starting to come out of hibernation.

Spring bulbs are blooming and we're feeling the urge to get outdoors again with a few less layers.

Mile upon mile of open space awaits you and your walking boots.

Discover indoor colour this spring

Discover bright colours indoors this spring © NTPL/Jenny Bell

Discover bright colours indoors this spring

The springtime spectacle of colour is not only enjoyed outdoors in the Midlands. If you head behind closed doors you will also come across bright colours inside, from shiny silver to paintings rarely on display.

Discover something new

The season of new beginnings brings with it new discoveries © NTPL/John Hammond

The season of new beginnings brings with it new discoveries

It's the season of new beginnings, which brings with it new exhibitions, new stories to tell and new rooms to open.

Here are some of the highlights you might be exploring this spring.

Spring cleaning

Spring cleaning is a grand operation at the places we care for © NTPL/Paul Bailey

Spring cleaning is a grand operation at the places we care for

Spring is in the air and you might be turning your thoughts to the annual, super spring clean.

The houses, halls, mansions and castles we care for are no different, but here everyday tasks take on a whole new dimension.

Wildlife spotters

We're tracking the wildlife that's been spotted at our places, we'd love to see what you have spotted and where.

Send us your photos using #springwildlife or email them to midlandsfacebook@nationaltrust.org.uk and we'll add them to our board.

Wildlife wonders

Spring is one of the best times of year to spot wildlife.

Many birds fly home from their warmer winters, small mammals start to re-appear and the outdoors bursts into colour with a huge array of bulbs and blossoms.

Spring colour

The winter days seem to be behind us, the weather is warming up and bulbs and blossoms are starting to bloom.

Discover some of our favourite places to spot as auriculas, daffoldils, tulips, blossoms and wild garlic all start to burst into floral life.

Spring flavours

Fresh spring flavours await your tastebuds © NT/ Piers Pardoe

A new season means new flavours.

Tea-rooms and restaurants across the Midlands are getting excited to share their new menus with you. Homemade cordials, smoothies, cakes and even nettle soup await your tastebuds.

Why not try Carding Mill Valley's wild garlic soup at home?

Springtime retail therapy

Treat yourself to something new for your home this spring © NT/ Piers Pardoe

Getting into the full swing of the season, the focus is a big spring clean and taking on new hobbies.

Create your perfect garden with new plants, find books with top tips on how to spring clean your house National Trust style or purchase a picnic rug to take full advantage of the days getting warmer and longer.

#NTcolours

Share your bright spring colours with us online

Who loves this time of year for all the colour?

Each fortnight we'll be asking you to look out for a particular spring colour and share your photos with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Let's see how colourful the Midlands is.