National Trust

Easter fun

Enjoy things to do over the Easter holidays wherever you are

Blossom watch

Share in the joy of spring blossom with #BlossomWatch

Plant a tree

Donate £5 and plant a tree for future generations

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.

Where can I visit?

Our gardens, parks and countryside locations are open.

Some places may be busy over Easter, so we strongly advise booking in advance. Tickets are released every Friday for the following week.

We’ve reopened our shops in England, and outdoor seating is now available at some cafés.

In Wales we’re now able to welcome back visitors to our outdoor places, and have reopened some of our shops. Our cafés in Wales continue to offer a takeaway service.

The safety of our staff, volunteers and visitors from the nearby community remains our priority. Please check the property webpage before you travel and follow government guidance when you visit.

What's closed? 

All houses are currently closed.

Shops and visitor centres in Northern Ireland remain closed for now. 

Check our helpful coronavirus FAQs >

Read our latest statement update 26 March 2021 >
 

How to book your visit 

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

The Queen with the Duke of Edinburgh

His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh 

There will be a minute's silence for our nations to pay their respects at 3pm on Saturday 17 April to mark the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral. Our places that are currently open, will be open on Saturday, and we are inviting all of our staff, volunteers and visitors to join us in this.

The Duke became Patron of the Trust’s ‘Enterprise Neptune’ appeal on its launch in 1965 to save areas of coastline in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. We are grateful for his patronage and support and send our deepest sympathies to the Royal Family.

Easter highlights

City blossom, Cheltenham

Spot blossom wherever you are 

Join our #BlossomWatch campaign on social media. Take time to admire spring blossom, whether it's from your window, on your street or local walk, or in your garden if you’re lucky enough to have it grow there. You can also share sightings on our blossom map and learn more about identifying blossom and how these floral wonders support wildlife.

Boy and girl walking through a garden holding gardening tools

Gardening fun with Burgon & Ball 

Get everyone gardening this spring with the colourful tools and accessories from Burgon & Ball. Designed to inspire families to explore and grow fruits, vegetables, flowers and much more in their gardens or window sill boxes. The range is ideal for getting the whole family interacting with nature.

Visitors in the garden in spring at Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire

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Old photo of Alfriston Clergy House in poor state of repair

Marking 125 years of Alfriston Clergy House 

Alfriston Clergy House in Sussex was the first building ever acquired by the National Trust, on 16 April 1896. This week, we're marking 125 years since that day. Through a series of changes and renovations across the centuries, Alfriston Clergy House has become the picturesque house seen today in its idyllic setting with views across the River Cuckmere.

Chelsea porcelain figures,'The Agreeable Lesson', after Boucher, c1765, at Upton House, Warwickshire

Spring into our collections 

Artists and designers never cease to be amazed by the natural world, with plants, trees and wildlife acting as muse. Celebrate the season by exploring these evocative depictions from examples of fine Chelsea porcelain to Japanese blossom art in our collections.