Children & nature

We're on a mission to reconnect a generation of children with nature and the outdoors through nature-related activities for kids

Children playing in the garden in winter at Sudbury Hall and the National Trust Museum of Childhood, Derbyshire

Get crafty with nature this winter

Children playing in the woods at Quarry Bank

50 things activities in the woods 

Catching falling leaves, hiding inside the belly of a tree, leaving a trail of sticks and watching out for furry critters, the woods are a world of new adventures. See what you can get up to if you head down to the woods today.

Go wild in the woods

A girl climbing a tree

How to climb trees 

Climbing trees is easy, all you need is your courage, good grip and a sense of adventure. Follow these top tips and tricks to help you to conquer tree-climbing safely and soon you'll be on top of the world.


Trevor's story

Meet Trevor, avid birdwatcher and grandad of seven. For the past 50 years Trevor has pursued a passion for birdwatching and now his two youngest grandchildren, Patrick and Noah, are following in his footsteps.

Even though they live miles apart, the family is brought closer together by a shared love of nature. As Trevor says: 'You've actually got to get out there and feel it and touch it and smell it.'

Grandparents and grandchildren by a stream

Have an adventure with your grandchildren 

Whether you're getting closer to wildlife, journeying back in time or following in the footsteps of children's authors, discover more things to do with your grandkids this year.

Children enjoying craft activities at Sutton House, London

Junior membership 

We've introduced a junior membership for children and teenagers. Discover the benefits and get answers to any questions you may have.

Things to do

Find out what events and activities are on at our places near you