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Springwatch presenters Chris Packham and Michaela Strachan join National Trust ranger Simon Nicholas. at Sherborne Park

Springwatch at Sherborne Park

This year BBC Springwatch will be based at the Sherborne Park Estate for three weeks of live broadcasts, including Springwatch Unsprung.

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Volunteer talking to visitors at Mottisfont, Hampshire

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Chedworth Roman Villa

Living history: Appian the Roman artisan

Tue 30 May 2017
The craftsmanship of the Roman mosaics still fascinates us today. How were the mosaic floors made and who were the people that created them?

Become a 50 things Croome Explorer trail

Tue 30 May 2017
Follow the clues as you follow the 50 things outdoor trail around the parkland.
Hanbury Hall and Gardens

May Half-Term: 50 Things

Tue 30 May 2017
Get outdoors this half term and take up the 50 Things challenge.
Prior Park Landscape Garden

Half-term swan trail

Tue 30 May 2017
With our resident swan family in the garden, our half-term trail will lead you to all sorts of interesting facts about swans
Chedworth Roman Villa

Roman May holiday

Tue 30 May 2017
Great family fun at the villa.
Upton House and Gardens

Upton Adventure Packs

Tue 30 May 2017
Entertain the family whilst exploring our outdoor spaces with our new Upton Adventure Packs.
Children playing in the Bide Brook and a dog walker in the village Lacock in Wiltshire

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