Activities

Experience, escape, enjoy. Take your pick from a range of activities in the landscapes we care for. It's easy to make the most of being outdoors with us

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.​

Fountains Abbey and Studley Grange Royal Water Garden

Walking trails 

Find hundreds of places to explore on foot on our walking map and lots more walking ideas at the places we care for. Whatever you want from a walk, we've got something special just for you.

Family cycling on the estate at Blickling, Norfolk

Great places for a family bike ride 

What could be better than heading out as a family and exploring the countryside on two wheels? Our woods and parklands are perfect for little legs (and older ones too) to pedal around. It's no. 11 of our ‘50 things to do before you're 11¾’ - explore on wheels.

 Runners at Gibside, Tyne & Wear

Unforgettable runs at the places we look after 

Running at the places we care for can be an unforgettable experience. Designed by rangers, our trails will take you through ancient woodland, meadows studded with wildflowers and over rugged headland with uninterrupted views of the sea. Discover amazing wildlife and jaw-dropping scenery.

Kayaking in Llyn Peninsula

Best places to kayak and canoe 

There are lots of options for kayaking and canoeing at our places across the UK. In some places, you can hire the boats and all the kit you'll need or join a group. In other places, you can take off on your own adventure.

Visitors enjoying an autumnal hike with the dog on the estate at Wallington, Northumberland

Move for trees 

Challenge yourself to complete 50km of activity this October with the Move for trees challenge, and raise money to help plant more trees. Every £5 you raise will plant a sapling, and bring us one more tree towards a greener future.

Runners in the grounds of Lyme Park, House and Garden, Cheshire

Nine ways National Trust membership can make you fitter 

Swap the treadmill for the coastline, forests, parkland and moors. Find out how National Trust membership could be your ticket to a more active lifestyle - as well as helping to protect the places you love to explore.

Running outdoor events and activities at our places 

Outdoor activity providers host a number of planned activities and events for groups of people on land that is solely or partially cared for by the National Trust. Find out more about our approach which prioritises the conservation needs of the land we care for, while recognising the requirements of individual providers and the wide range of activities they offer.

Things to do

Get some inspiration for activities to do on your own or with family. You won't be short of things to do this autumn.