It doesn't take much to encourage a British person to think about a picnic. A glimpse of sunshine, a sniff of scotch egg or finding a blanket in the back of a car. Here are some great picnic spots near you.
Walk among the 1950s rose garden, designed by Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe at Cliveden or explore the rose garden at Basildon Park, created by the Iliffes and now lovingly restored.
Things to do with the kids in Bucks, Berks and Oxfordshire
Spring family days out in Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Oxfordshire are all about the spring flowers, trees in bud and imaginative active play in natural settings. The days are getting longer, so why not pop in for a hot chocolate and a run-around after school pick-up, or call by with little ones for a wander after the early drop-off. We look forward to seeing you for some spring fun.
Butterflies are perhaps our best-loved insects; bright, colourful emblems of warmth and sunshine. Why not see for yourself and enjoy a stroll in the sunshine at one of our brilliant butterfly spots across the Thames and Chilterns?
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 ideas for activities that you can do in your own back garden or outdoor green space
There are loads of friendly National Trust supporter groups in the Thames Valley. They help support our places like Stowe, Hughenden and Greys Court by volunteering and fundraising. They also get together for fun days out, holidays and lectures.