May half-term

You don't need a clipboard to help out with our wildlife surveys 

You don't need a clipboard to help out with our wildlife surveys

May half-term is the perfect time to head outdoors and experience some of nature’s wonders. Lend a hand doing wildlife surveys, get a taste of adventure with rock climbing and abseiling or stay indoors and get crafty making your very own working lighthouse. Every time you come and have a fun day out with us, you're helping us to look after the places we care for. That's your excuse to have fun every day this half-term.

50 things to do before you're 11 ¾

Discover nature at a National Trust place near you © National Trust

Discover nature at a National Trust place near you

Have you seen our list of 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾? It's a bucket list of outdoor adventures for kids under the age of 12 - with everything from climbing trees to snail racing and creating wild art. Spring is a great time to tick off some of the things on the list, so what are you waiting for? Get outdoors for some fun in the sun (you can also run around in the rain). 

Nature events

We hold wildlife and nature events throughout the year. Join our Rangers to discover the weird and wonderful world of insects, birds, sea life and lots more.

Nature spotters

From bugs, butterflies and bees, to trees and pond life. Use our handy nature spotters guides to track what you spot while out and about in the countryside.


Coastal Bioblitz

Explore your coast

Ever fancied helping with a wildlife survey? This is the summer of the coastal Bioblitz, a race against the clock to record as many species as possible. Join us on the Northumberland Coast on 21 & 22 August or at Souter Lighthouse and The Leas on Sunday 30 August.



Everyone is happy that spring has arrived © Scott Mackie

Everyone is happy that spring has arrived

Spring nature

We all love this time of year: trees are every shade of green and nature seems to be celebrating as we get ready for summer. We've made a list of the best places in the North East to go nature spotting in spring, so all you need to do is pop your boots on and get out there.

Adventure play

We know keeping the kids entertained is a crucial part of your family day out. We've created lots of adventure play areas where they can let off steam while you relax and enjoy beautiful surroundings.

Get outdoors

Do you love spending time outdoors? Whether you want to get into sport or already love cycling, running or walking, check out our downloadable routes, regular events and guided cycle rides.

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