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.
The gardens at Greys Court, Basildon Park and Waddesdon are glowing with late summer colour and frothing with seed heads in September. As the season ripens into autumn, parkland walks on the Buscot and Coleshill estates and Stowe are vibrant with red, russet and gold.
An autumn woodland glowing with colour and rich with the smell of damp earth is a wonderful place to be. National Trust Ranger Chloe Bradbrooke suggests six mini wonders of nature to look out for on an autumn woodland walk.
Nature is at its most spectacular in autumn and we have some of the best shows at our places in Buckinghamshire for your family. Bright autumn colour in the garden, woodlands aflame with red, gold and bronze and all the rustle and swish of an autumn walk.
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.
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.