Families walking in the gardens at Seaton Delaval Hall

Days out

Where do you want to go?

Latest visiting update

In England, we're pleased to have been able to keep our gardens, parks and outdoor spaces open through the current lockdown. From 2 December, we'll be able to reopen some houses and welcome you to sit in our cafés again. In tier 3, indoor areas will remain closed and cafés will be takeaway only. Please follow your area's tiering system and government guidance when planning a visit.

Following Welsh government guidance, all places in Wales are now open for Wales residents, and we're pleased to be welcoming many of you again.

In line with Northern Ireland Executive circuit break restrictions, our gardens and parks in Northern Ireland will open from 28 November. All houses, shops and visitors centres will stay closed during the circuit break until 11 December, and cafés will be takeaway only.

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Frost and winter sunshine in the kitchen garden at Greys Court

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 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.

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. You won't be short of things to do at home.

Walking at Blea Tarn in Little Langdale, Cumbria

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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