A season of plenty...

Autumn colours in the North West  © National Trust Images

Autumn colours in the North West

That's plenty of things to see and do if you head outdoors. Nature provides some of its most spectacular sights in autumn. Try spotting the deer rutting at Lyme Park, red squirrels at Formby and Acorn Bank, and chattering rooks and hooting owls at Allan Bank. It's not just the animals putting on a display - our woodlands and forests put on a show like no other in the North West. We'd love to see photos of your adventures on Facebook and Twitter.

50 things to do before you’re 11¾

Go wild in the woods © Paul Harris

Go wild in the woods

If you’re under 11¾, see what 50 things is all about. Here’s a few of our favourites:

Go on a 50 things adventure...

Great escapes

Stay cosy in one of our camping pods this season © National Trust

Stay cosy in one of our camping pods this season

Dreaming about getting away from it all? We make a stay in the Lakes easy.

If you want to access the high fells, try sleeping under canvas at Wasdale. To camp in style (and right near our pub) try glamping in a pod at Great Langdale. If it’s a cottage view you fancy, try staying on the edge of Lake Windermere. We’ve options to suit all different groups and budgets. Our North West Campsites and Cottages.

Manchester Snowdrop City

Join us this September and plant a snowdrop bulb in Manchester © Emma Williams

Join us this September and plant a snowdrop bulb in Manchester

This September, to mark 100 years since the First World War, we're working with people in and around Manchester to plant over 100,000 snowdrops across the city. Find out more about the project.

The Stamford Military Hospital

Watching the ward... one of the characters at the Stamford Hospital © National Trust/David Jones

Watching the ward... one of the characters at the Stamford Hospital

During the First World War, Dunham Massey became a military hospital, becoming a sanctuary from the trenches for almost 300 soldiers. To mark the centenary, we’ve embarked upon a dramatic transformation turning this country house into The Stamford Military Hospital.

Quirky kitchen café at Allan Bank

Help yourself to a yummy cake... or two © Steven Barber

Help yourself to a yummy cake... or two

Quite different to our traditional tea rooms, this is a warm and homely kitchen where you can sit at the big refectory table and help yourself to sandwiches, soup, cakes, snacks and drinks.

On holiday with Beatrix Potter

Beatrix Potter holidays in the Lakes with her father and brother © NTImages

Beatrix Potter holidays in the Lakes with her father and brother

If you’re holidaying in the Lakes this autumn, why not compare your trip with Beatrix’s? Over at the Beatrix Potter Gallery.

Afternoon teas

Treat yourself to a piece of cake with your tea

Fancy relaxing with something delicious to eat? Try:

 

We set 4 families the challenge of 4 outdoor adventures at 4 of our places. Watch out for the Gorton family on a bug hunt, the Talbot family with Mr Tibbles, the Gaughan family plus deer, and the Kirby and Long families enjoying a spot of archery. All at Quarry Bank, Dunham Massey, Tatton Park and Lyme Park. Where's your favourite place for a family day out? We'd love to see your photos on Facebook or Twitter

4 families & 4 amazing adventures

Halloween fun

Our garden is often taken over by pumpkins at Halloween

Supporter groups

By joining your local supporter group you can enjoy talks, walks, outings, holidays and other social and fundraising events, all whilst meeting like-minded people and helping to support the Trust’s work.

Find us

Follow us on Facebook for updates and offers © National Trust/Facebook

We're on Facebook. Join the conversation, share your photos. Let us know which of our places you've visited.

Follow us

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We're on Twitter with all the latest news, activities offers and photographs from the North West.