A family enjoying the roses at Chartwell, a National Trust property in Kent

Days out

Where do you want to go?

Latest visiting update

Our gardens, parks, cafés, shops, countryside locations and many houses are open. You no longer need to pre-book at many places. Some still require booking ahead, so please check the property webpage before you travel.​

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Family at the Natural Play Trail at Box Hill, Surrey

Summer family activities for every adventurer 

Get set, go! There's lots to do this summer at places near you. We've got nature trails to keep the kids entertained, sporty challenges to get your heart racing, peaceful gardens to discover and arts and crafts activities for messy afternoons. Pick up a ‘Get set, go’ activity card when you visit and see what adventure you'll be having this summer.

The south front view of the house at Chartwell, a National Trust property in Kent

Step inside the greatest houses in our care 

From biggest to smallest, and everything in-between, every house we care for has a different personality – and a different story to tell. We've rounded up some of the greatest houses we look after for you to marvel at.

The great outdoors

Father and daughter picnic on grass

Perfect picnic spots 

Pack a hamper, round up friends and family and enjoy a leisurely summer's day outside. Whether you prefer golden sand, wildflower meadows or rolling green hills, there's a landscape for every taste.

Walker on track through hedges of white hawthorn blossom

Follow the Countryside Code 

With more people than ever enjoying our coast and countryside places, we’re asking for your help in looking after them during your visit. Please help us protect wildlife and landscapes by following the Countryside Code, which includes taking any litter home with you and not lighting a barbecue or campfire.

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