A family exploring the grounds of Polesden Lacey, Surrey

Days out

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Latest visiting update

Our gardens, parks, cafés, shops and countryside locations are open to visit. Houses in England and Wales will reopen from 17 May and houses in Northern Ireland are expected to reopen from 24 May. Advance booking for visits helps us keep everyone safe and socially distanced. At quieter times such as weekdays, booking shouldn't be necessary, but to guarantee entry we recommend booking in advance, especially at weekends and bank holidays. Please check the property webpage before you visit and follow government guidance.

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A winding woodland path lined with bluebells

Bluebells near you 

As restrictions ease, more of our places are opening, and just in time for bluebells to be flowering. You can discover the best places near you to see these delicate blooms, find out why bees love bluebells, understand how we look after bluebells at places we care for and get planting tips from our gardeners.

 Visitors at Dyffryn House and Gardens, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales

May half term activities 

This May half term, there are many activities planned at our places to entertain the whole family. Discover fun nature trails and lots more over the school holidays.

Walker on track through hedges of white hawthorn blossom

Follow the Countryside Code 

With more people than ever enjoying our coast and countryside places, we’re asking for your help in looking after them during your visit. Please help us protect wildlife and landscapes by following the Countryside Code, which includes taking any litter home with you and not lighting a barbecue or campfire.

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