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People are seen making Christmas wreaths using holly and other materials at Knole in Kent

Christmas craft workshop events 

Join a Christmas craft workshop to learn how to create colourful decorations and memorable gifts, all in beautifully festive surroundings.

A view inside the ancient woodland at Dinefwr in late autumn, when the trees have lost their leaves. The woodland floor is covered with grass and foliage turned brown with the season.

Ancient tree walks 

Explore ancient woodland at the places in our care and visit centuries-old oak, sweet chestnut, yew and even cherry trees.

A young boy meeting Father Christmas at Scotney Castle, Kent

Visit Father Christmas 

Plan a festive family day out and meet Father Christmas in his grotto this Christmas. You can even settle down for a storytelling session or leave a gift at a reverse grotto at some of the places in our care.

The Long Gallery at The Children's Country House at Sudbury, Derbyshire

Kids' indoor activities for rainy days 

How do you keep the kids entertained on a rainy day? Here's a selection of indoor activities at the houses in our care that won't be ruined by a sudden downpour.

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Delve into history, get tips from our experts, learn a new skill and go behind the scenes of your favourite places.

Things to see and do

Oval framed photographic portrait of Henry, Airmyne and Charles Jenney, aged about 8, 9 and 10. They're shown bust-length, wearing summer clothing. It's signed on the lower right; 'Debenham G.?/Bournemouth/1929'

Disability histories at the places in our care 

This Disability History Month (16 November–16 December), learn about some of the disabled people with connections to the places we look after, the experiences and challenges they faced and the individuals who supported them.

Red squirrel sitting on a mossy rock eating a nut

Red squirrel spotting tips 

Find out how to spot red squirrels, the best times to see them and how to tell them apart from grey squirrels.

Exterior of Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire

The history of architecture 

Learn how social and technological change have influenced architecture throughout history, and find out where to see examples of each period at the places in our care.

In the background is a red napkin and white fairy light. In the foreground, a slice of vegan Christmas pudding on a white plate with a fork alongside, with brandy sauce being poured onto it from a white jug

Vegan Christmas pudding 

Get ready for the season with our vegan Christmas pudding recipe. A twist on the classic British pudding, this fruity vegan version is a festive must.

In the news

Two National Trust staff crouching down to inspect the harbour wall at Mullion Cove, Cornwall

How we're adapting to climate change 

Climate change is the greatest threat to the coastline, countryside and historic buildings in our care. Our new report, A Climate for Change: Adaptation and the National Trust, reveals how we’re tackling its causes and effects and identifying future hazards. From protecting and planting trees to nature-friendly farming, helping people, heritage and nature adapt to a changing climate is at the heart of everything we do.

Holidays and shopping

Great Langdale Campsite, Ambleside, Lake District, Cumbria

Sleep beneath the stars 

Experience the best of the British countryside with a winter camping holiday. Pitch a tent in the Lake District, by the shores of Strangford Lough or in the heart of Dorset woodland.

A selection of fashion accessories, including a hat, scarf and gloves, next to a Christmas tree

Dream of a greener Christmas 

Shop more sustainably this holiday season. From handmade decorations to reusable advent calendars, fill your home with festive cheer from our eco-friendly Christmas range.

Visitors exploring the festive interiors in the Entrance Hall at Castle Ward, County Down


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