London and the South East

From sprawling countryside and bracing coastline, to ancient castles and stately homes, the South East has it all.

Places to visit

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Visitors walking through a garden in spring

Visiting this spring 

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.

Unearth spring surprises

Family running on lawn in garden

May half-term 

With warmer weather and longer days, May half term is the perfect time to explore the great outdoors and appreciate the wonders of the natural world. There's plenty of things to do with nature trails, scavenger hunts and spotter sheets or, tick off some of your '50 Things to do before you're 11 3/4' nature challenges.

Visitors walking in bluebell woodland at Hatchlands Park, Surrey

Spring walks 

Stretch your legs on a walk to, from and around our special places in the South East. Walk among the wildlife and marvel at the spring colour. When you come and see nature wake up, you’re helping us look after nature for everyone.

Blossom is on its way...

Blossom news

The best of the blossom to come later this spring...

Blossom activities for families

What's near you?

Green hills and blue sea entice the walkers on Ventonr Downs

Coast and countryside 

There's coast, downland, grassland, hills to climb, rivers and more for you to enjoy on a day out in the countryside in the South East.