Climbing a tree, the dry bark gnarly beneath your hurrying hands, knowing you shouldn’t look down. Such simple pleasures are among the activities you can get stuck into at our places in Surrey this summer, along with the tree house at Hatchlands Park and activities at Polesden Lacey. Keep the whole family on the right side of gnarly this summer in Surrey.
Our gardens are all at their colourful best during the summer months with vibrant colours, relaxing spaces and breath-taking views. From the rose garden at Polesden Lacey to the landscaped vistas at Claremont, find a summer garden near you.
Make the most of summer with a walk in the Surrey countryside. Take your pick from these downloadable walking trails with the very best landscapes for butterflies and wildflowers, spectacular views, open parkland and tranquil waterways.
Sharing our progress since the fire has been really important to us. This year we’ve been able to go further and have extended the walkway originally built in 2016, further into the house. To access the house please book a timed ticket on arrival at Visitor Reception, tickets will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.
A butterfly dancing from blossom to flower is always a cheerful sight, these bright, colourful emblems of warmth and sunshine are perhaps our best-loved insects. Enjoy a stroll in the sunshine at some of our best Surrey butterfly spots.
The summer sunshine brings out the sense of adventure in us all. Escape the crowds and try something new with a visit to some of Surreys best kept secrets: Leith Hill Place, Shalford Mill, The Homewood and Oakhurst Cottage.
We've got top spots for cycling, tranquil waterways and plenty of hills to climb across Surrey. Whether you want to picnic lazily or walk for hours, you're sure to find something to enjoy in the countryside we look after in Surrey.
The Devil’s Punch Bowl, once separated from Hindhead Common by the A3, has become one of the top wildlife sites in south east England, thanks to collaborations with Natural England and Highways England.
The rare purple emperor butterfly was spotted this spring at Bookham Common at the earliest point in more than 120 years.
It follows decades of work by our rangers to protect the specialist habitats it needs. This walking trail takes you through one of the best woods in England for sighting the elusive Purple Emperor butterfly.
There are lots of National Trust supporter groups in Surrey - come along and make more of your membership on trips to National Trust places, meet like minded people and raise money for your local places like Polesden Lacey and Leith Hill Place.