There’s just days to go until BBC Countryfile Live. Book your ticket now so you don’t miss out. We’re offering our supporters discounts on adult and family tickets to this year’s event taking place at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire from 2-5 August. When booking your ticket use the code NTSUPPORTER to obtain the discount. We are back this year with our 50 things woodland for families, farmyard inspired cooking, and a programme of interesting talks and debates. Special guests include bushman Ray Mears, columnist Grace Dent and urban birder David Lindo.
Oxfordshire is perfect for country walking. There are wildflower meadows on the Buscot and Coleshill estate along the river in west Oxfordshire. White Horse Hill offers incredible views over six counties and there are rolling hills for gentle walks on the Greys Court estate in Oxfordshire.
Invite friends and family to join you for champagne and canapés after hours at Basildon Park for the first time. Every Thursday evening in June and July, house manager Sebastian Conway invites you to join him for a behind-the-scenes house tour followed by refreshments in the garden room.
Nuffield Place, Lord and Lady Nuffield's arts and crafts house is open from 11am to wander around at your own pace and there are car club visits throughout the year. The restoration of the garden continues with work on the kitchen garden.
Sandham Memorial Chapel contains important works of twentieth century artist Stanley Spencer. His visionary murals line the walls and reflect his experience of the First World War. Sandham Memorial chapel has a lively programme of art workshops, poetry readings, exhibitions and talks to enjoy this summer.
Coleshill's open afternoons start again on 8 April. On the second Sunday of every month, see Coleshill's restored mill grinding grain into flour and explore the secret underground bunker - a replica of the Second World War Operational Base on the estate.
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.