London and South East

Find out what's going on right now across London, Sussex, Kent, Surrey, Hampshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and the Isle of Wight.

Join us this summer for your own adventure © Alexandra Bosly/National Trust

Join us this summer for your own adventure

Summer holiday fun in the South East

With summer upon us it’s time to start planning some great days out, and we’ve got loads of ideas to share with you. From colour-packed gardens like Sissinghurst and Cliveden to sun-speckled woods, inspirational art and exciting drama. We’ve lined up all the excuses you need to pack a picnic, scoop up the family and discover your perfect summer’s day out.

Get cracking on our 50 things challenge

Climb a tree as one of your 50 things

Climb a tree as one of your 50 things

This summer, we’re encouraging kids to discover their wild side and get closer to nature on our 50 things to do before you’re 11¾ challenge. Pond dip for bugs or build the best den ever, scale a tree or fly a big kite, there are loads of outdoor adventures and plenty of rewards too.

Summer events

Fancy treating yourself to something a bit special? Craft workshops at Hinton Ampner, garden tours at places like Sheffield Park and Garden, concerts and evening wildlife walks; we’ve got something just right for you.

Houses and buildings by county

King of the castle, lord of the manor or lighthouse keeper - which would you choose to be for a day?

Coast and country by county

Beaches, woods and acres of open countryside all at your feet. Pack your supplies and start your summer adventure now.

Gardens and parks by county

Summer gardens and green parks - all beautiful and full of fun, come rain or shine.