A family exploring the grounds of Polesden Lacey, Surrey

Days out

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Latest visiting update

In England and Northern Ireland, our gardens, parks and countryside sites remain open for local people to exercise. Shops, houses and other indoor areas are closed, and cafés are takeaway only. The safety of our staff, volunteers and visitors from the nearby community remains our priority and we urge you to book your visits in advance and stay local. All places in Wales are currently closed. Please check the property webpage before you travel.

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Visitors in the garden in spring at Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire

Places to see daffodils 

Daffodils are a classic sign of spring - their bright-coloured blooms are sure to lift your spirits. Check out our best places near you to catch them in flower on your local walk or cycle ride. And get some handy tips on planting your own daffodil garden from our gardeners.

Girl at home colouring in a book

For families 

Ever fancied becoming an archaeologist? We're bringing you a series of fun activity packs all about archaeology and the secret treasures that have been unearthed at the places we care for. In the latest pack, dig into the history of Fountains Abbey when you create a medieval floor tile or experience a day in the life of a monk.

Snowdrops at Packwoods

Gardeners' tips 

Hear from our gardeners and get lots of gardening inspiration and ideas to make the most of your outdoor space, including their top tips to help you look after your garden in the frosty weather.

Family taking part in craft activities

Things to do at home and in the garden 

Get some inspiration for activities to do on your own or with family. Whether you're looking for family-friendly bakes or craft activities, you won't be short of things to do at home or in the garden.


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