Some of our places we care for in the South East of England will be opening with guided tours, so you’ll need to pre-book before your visit. These tours will be led by expert volunteers and will show the places in a new light. You may also need to book in advance at some other larger places, where visitor numbers need to be carefully managed for practical reasons.
There's fun in store at places across the county. Get closer to nature, or pick up a 'Get set, go' card to inspire a summer adventure for all the family. There's new games and active equipment to try too.
There’s nothing better than finding a secluded spot for a lazy afternoon picnic. Whether it’s next to water, surrounded by trees or with a stunning view we have plenty of places for you to choose from.
15th-century half-timbered yeoman's house, featuring a great hall and surrounded by glorious garden, orchard and meadows. A perfect example of a Wealden Hall-House, it is full of beautiful collections of furniture, wood and metal work.
Ellen Terry's early 16th-century house and cottage gardens. A fascinating personal and theatrical collection that reflects Ellen's extraordinary career and unconventional private life. Smallhythe Place includes a colourful cottage garden and a charming 17th-century thatched Barn Theatre.
Georgian house with literary associations - both Henry James and E. F. Benson lived here. Lamb House has a walled garden, one of the largest gardens in the old town of Rye; it was designed as we see it today by a friend of Henry James called Alfred Parsons.
The gentle flutter of butterfly wings provides the perfect backdrop for lazy sunny days at our places near by. Find butterfly walks, cliff top habitats and glasshouses filled with these gentle summer stalwarts.
Even bold adventurers don't need to go too far from home to tick off challenges from the '50 things' activity list. Here are our top ten ideas for activities that you can do in your own back garden, nearest park or outdoor green space.
Did you know that we 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.