For families

Wildlife Drawing Competition

Enter our wildlife drawing competition this spring © National Trust

Enter our wildlife drawing competition this spring

Let your imagination run wild this spring with our wonderful wildlife drawing competition.  If you're aged 12 or under send us your drawing, inspired by a National Trust place in the Midlands, to be in with a chance of winning a half day art lesson with Shelly Perkins.

Download the information flyer

Download the entry sheet

Top Tips for drawing

Please click here to view full terms and conditions and a list of participating properties.

Wildlife spotters

Come and look a little closer at us in the Midlands this Spring

Calling all junior wildlife spotters and keen photographers.

We'd love to see what wildlife you are spotting on your days out and we'll add your discoveries to our map.

Email us or send your photos using #springwildlife on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram - let's see how wild our days out are.

Go wild

The days are longer, the weather warmer and we're starting to enjoy being back outside.

Binoculars and wellies are key elements to enjoying a wild day out this spring, there's birds to spot, treasure to find and trails to complete

50 things fun

50 things to do before you're 11¾ - inspiring children to get outdoors and have some fresh air fun.

Rolling down big hills, walking barefoot or building a raft, which activity will you tick off next?

Wildlife Spotting

Outdoor adventures at Hardwick

Get outdoors and closer to nature this spring. Download your wildlife spotters guides and see what you and your friends will find.

Spring sounds

Recent research has proven that bird song can make people feel calmer and boost positivity.

To celebrate this, beatboxer Jason Singh has vocally recreated the sounds of spring for us all to enjoy.

What sounds will you hear when you're out and about?

Indoor adventures

Adventures await you behind closed doors as well as outside in the fresh air this spring.

Go on a lion hunt, meet new characters, pick up spotters guides and step back in time or get dressed up. For all you Brownies, Scouts and Guides out there you can celebrate 40 years of these groups.