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Days out

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Which places are open and what you need to know before you visit 

More than 100 gardens and parks and hundreds of coast and countryside places are open in England and Northern Ireland. Many historic houses are open in England. To avoid disappointment please book in advance, especially at weekends and school holidays. In line with Welsh Government legislation, all places in Wales will close from 24 October to 9 November. Please check the property webpage of the place you wish to visit before you travel. Read this article to find out how to book and what to expect from your visit.

Wheelbarrow full of freshly picked vegetables in the garden in July at Knightshayes Court, Tiverton, Devon

Top kitchen gardens 

It’s harvest time in our kitchen gardens as apples, carrots, pumpkins and many more fruit and vegetables start to reach their prime. Explore one of historic kitchen gardens and watch the gardeners start to bring in the harvest. In many places you can even taste the seasonal produce in our cafés every day.

A girl making seed bombs

Things to do at home and in the garden 

Get some inspiration for activities to do on your own or with family. You won't be short of things to do at home.

A gardener working in the autumn at Dyffryn Gardens

Gardeners' tips 

During the Covid-19 lock-down period, we'll be bringing our garden to yours with the help of our members questions and answers from our experts.

Children carrying pumpkins in the walled garden in autumn at Knightshayes, Devon

For families 

Find lots of inspiration for activities to do as a family. If you're out and about why not take a wildflower spotters' guide or tick off a few '50 things' activities? Staying at home? There's fun creative crafts and tasty family-friendly bakes to try.

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