Sunset at Calstone and Cherhill Downs, Wiltshire

Days out

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Coronavirus update 

From end of Tuesday 24 March, we closed all our car parks to further restrict the spread of coronavirus. This followed the decision to close our parks and gardens in addition to our houses, shops and cafes. We urge people to stay local and observe social distancing. Please do not travel.

Children planting seeds in flower pots, Mottisfont, Hampshire.

Things to do 

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

Codger's Fort on the estate at Wallington, Northumberland

Listen to podcasts from the National Trust 

Did you know that we now produce podcasts? You can download episodes for free on a variety of subjects, from the stories behind our gardens, collections and outdoor places, to the houses that helped shape and influence the work of great writers.

Young boy looking into a magnifying glass

‘50 things to do before you're 11¾’ 

Get up close and personal with nature this spring by trying ‘50 things to do before you're 11¾’. Whether its making friends with a bug, helping a plant to grow or rolling down a big hill, there's loads you can do in your garden at home.

Materials for making a bird feeder laid on a work bench

Learn something new 

Have you ever wanted to learn how to climb a tree, make a bird feeder or create amazing Easter craft? Follow one of our many how to guides and become an expert in something new in no time.

The cast of Belgravia

Film and TV lovers 

Discover which of our places have starred on the silver screen or played a key role as TV locations in dramas such as Poldark and Game of Thrones.


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