National Trust

Visiting this summer

Spontaneous days out, guided tours of hidden gems

Family adventures

School's out and there's lots to discover wherever you are

Lush landscapes

Unwind in a garden full of drama and delight

Chirk, Wrexham

Magnificent medieval fortress of the Welsh Marches

Seaham, County Durham

County Durham's coastline has emerged from a polluted industrial past to become a haven for wildlife

near Saltash, Cornwall

An atmospheric Tudor house with Medieval roots, a working mill on an historic quay, a glorious garden with valley views and an expansive estate to explore.

Latest visiting update

Our gardens, parks, cafés, shops, countryside locations and many houses are open. You no longer need to pre-book at many places. Some still require booking ahead, so please check the property webpage before you travel.​

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Read our latest statement update 16 July 2021 >

Visiting and booking information 

Find out what's open, which places need booking and what to expect from your visit.

Summer highs

Summer fun

Visitors enjoying summer colours


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Bee on a chive flower at Biddulph Grange Garden, Staffordshire


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Fresh out the oven on a tray

Tasty summer bakes 

Keep little hands busy and hungry tums full over the summer holidays with our top family-friendly bakes. Roll up your sleeves and get stuck into some quick, easy and delicious recipes. From cheeky cakes to savoury snacks, making these recipes is fun, messy, creative and skill-building all rolled into one biscuit.

E.C. Hardman, The Diver, Photograph, 1929

The art of sports and games 

As we watch the dazzling displays of our Olympic athletes, our collections are also a rich resource for delving into sporting cultures. From sportswear and equipment to photographs of sporting activity, along with sports-themed sculptures and paintings, the items we care for give a glimpse into our sporting past.

Family playing by a river in Yorkshire

Time for a family holiday

Feel inspired to book your next family getaway and create memories that'll last a lifetime. Already got your summer holiday sorted? Book ahead for an autumn adventure or winter escape together.

Children's toys and outdoor games from autumn winter range 2019

Fun toys and games

However old you are, we've got playtime covered this summer. Check out our outdoor toys, games, pretend play ideas and much more to keep the whole family entertained over the summer holidays.