Relax indoors

On those days where the sun doesn’t shine so brightly, you can head indoors to relax inside the places we care for. Enjoy traditional games and pastimes, discover new exhibitions, play the piano or simply sit back and relax with a good book.

50 things to do before you're 11¾

The summer brings much more outdoors time, with warmer weather and longer days.

You can download your Midlands planner of 50 things to do before you’re 11¾ where you'll find out what activities you can complete to make the most of your next day out at a place near you. 

Celebrate summer

Let us entertain you this summer

This summer sit back and let us entertain you as we bring you live music and outdoor theatre in spectacular settings.

How we used to play

Times have changed as have some of the ways we like to relax and enjoy our free time.

Have you ever heard of pushball, a game played on horseback? Or did you know that we have the only bowling green in the National Trust in the Midlands?

Find out how our residents and their visitors used to enjoy some down time, and which you can still try today.

What's on

There are lots of ways in which you can enjoy a day out this summer.

Whether you want to be active or relaxed, you'll find something to suit all moods.

We bring you live music and outdoor theatre, family trails, new exhibitions, garden tours, summer fayres, sports days and so much more.

The tricky bit is deciding how to fit it all in.