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Now we're into holiday season, we've loads of May half-term events to inspire all ages. Why not take a guided walk in our gardens and stop-off in a café or tea-room, for a tea-time treat?

Bluebell walks

There's something magical about discovering the first bluebells in bloom.  Join us for a bluebell or spring flower walk and watch our places come alive with the sights and sounds of spring.

Great days out: Biddulph Grange

View over the garden at Biddulph Grange, Staffordshire © National Trust

View over the garden at Biddulph Grange, Staffordshire

A delightful Victorian garden that was created by James Bateman, that takes you on a global journey of plants from around the world. It features collections of rhododendrons, dahlias and the oldest surviving golden larch in Britain.

Great days out: Carrick-a-Rede

Are you bold enough to cross the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge? © National Trust

Are you bold enough to cross the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge?

Cross the rope bridge to this rocky island on the north coast of Northern Ireland and enjoy the fantastic views. Crossing the bridge is a thrilling experience and a major tourist attraction.

Great days out: Ham House

The impressive 17th-century north front of Ham House, Surrey © National Trust

The impressive 17th-century north front of Ham House, Surrey

Ham House is a 17th-century house that sits on the bank of the River Thames in Richmond and is internationally recognised for its collection of paintings, furniture and textiles.

Great days out: Hatfield Forest

St. John the Evangelist Church at Bush End, near Hatfield Forest, Essex © Michael Graham

St. John the Evangelist Church at Bush End, near Hatfield Forest, Essex

The best surviving example in Britain of an almost complete Royal Hunting Forest. The traditional management techniques of coppicing, pollarding and grazing are continued today.

Great days out: Lyme Park

The famous lake at the front of Lyme Park, Cheshire © Arnhel de Serra

The famous lake at the front of Lyme Park, Cheshire

The 1,300 acre estate offers great walks and stunning views of its herds of red and fallow deer. Step back in time to the 'Golden Era' of lavish interiors, play the piano or dress up on the stage.

Great days out: Powis Castle

Powis Castle and Garden offers magnificent views   © NTPL

Powis Castle and Garden offers magnificent views

This striking Welsh medieval castle rises dramatically above the world-famous garden. Laid out with Italian and French influences it retains its original lead statues and orangery on the terrace.

Great days out: Tyntesfield

Tyntesfield has one of the finest libraries you will see © Andreas von Einsiedel

Tyntesfield has one of the finest libraries you will see

The Victorian house and parkland of Tyntesfield, North Somerset was created by one of England's richest commoners, who built his fortune on fertiliser. Beyond the grandeur is a family home and evidence of their changing fortunes.

Great days out: Wallington

Wallington framed by the trees on the West Lawn © Simon Fraser

Wallington framed by the trees on the West Lawn

Much-loved home of the Trevelyan family who loved being outdoors and close to nature. Wallington in Northumberland is surrounded by lawns, lakes, woodland, parkland and farmland just waiting to be explored.

Tudor connections

Many of the places we care for have links to prominent events and figures of the Tudor period.  From the Spanish armada to the golden age of Elizabeth I, it never fails to capture our imagination.

Gardens of all shapes and sizes

Spring emerging at Nymans, West Sussex

Spring emerging at Nymans, West Sussex

With over 200 gardens to explore, why not visit one of our gardens and enjoy the colour and spectacular views? 

Spring garden events

With a little help from Mother Nature, our gardens will be bursting with bloom this spring. Join us at an event and help support our work caring for special places.

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If you join us today, not only will you be free to discover hundreds of fascinating and special places, your membership fee means that together we can care for these places and spaces for ever, for everyone.

Group visits

Planning a group trip or a school visit? We've got all the information you will need to plan a truly inspirational and memorable group visit. We're more than happy to share our love of these places and collections with you and your group.

Film & TV locations

Discover which of our places have starred on the silver screen and provided backdrops to some unforgettable moments on the silver screen or played a starring role as TV locations.

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