Junior membership

Bug hunting at Sharpenhoe Clappers, Sharpenhoe, Bedfordshire

We’ve introduced a £10 junior membership to inspire the next generation of nature and heritage lovers.

New: summer guide PDFs for juniors

Under 18s are now able to explore unforgettable places and get closer to wildlife, history and culture - for just £10 a year. Whether it’s a day out with grandparents or an activity with friends, junior membership provides the opportunity for endless adventures.

You can give membership as a gift to young people under the age of 18. Or if you’re 13 or older, you can buy it for yourself. Under 5s can continue to enjoy our places for free.

The benefits of junior membership include:

  • Unlimited free entry to all the places we look after, inside and out
  • An age-appropriate welcome pack
  • Special guides for you to plan your next adventure
  • Ongoing inspiration, tips and seasonal ideas online

Junior membership doesn’t include free car parking, the Handbook or the National Trust Magazine.

Buy junior membership for £10 a year

Choose junior membership as a gift >

Choose junior membership for myself > 
(You must be aged 13+ years to purchase junior membership for yourself)

Your questions answered

Why have you introduced junior membership?
We want to encourage young people to care about our nature and heritage, and foster a love for conservation and the outdoors. We also want to offer a flexible membership that will support grandparents and relatives who regularly assist with child care.

What do I get as part of my junior membership?

  • A junior member card - giving free access to our places
  • A welcome pack to help you get the most out of your membership
  • Ongoing ideas on how to get outdoors and active
  • Voting at the Annual General Meeting

Junior members won’t receive free car parking, the Handbook or the National Trust Magazine.

Birdwatchers with binoculars, in the Rees Cox Hide overlooking Little Sea, Studland, Dorset
Birdwatchers with binoculars, in the Rees Cox Hide overlooking Little Sea, Studland, Dorset
Birdwatchers with binoculars, in the Rees Cox Hide overlooking Little Sea, Studland, Dorset

I’m a teenager. Can I buy my own junior membership?
Yes, if you’re 13 or over you can buy your own membership. You’ll also be able to create your own My National Trust account.

Why don’t you offer the monthly payment option for junior membership?
As junior membership costs just £10, a monthly payment option would be too costly for us to administer.

How will junior membership work alongside family membership?
Junior membership may be suitable for grandparents, parents or other guardians who are over 60 and entitled to our senior discount rate, to buy for their grandchildren or children. Junior membership could also benefit life members who would like to bring children to our places.

Family membership (for one or two adults) is likely to be the best option for most parents and grandparents who aren’t eligible for our senior membership rate.

Do I need to buy a junior membership if my child is under 5?
No, children under 5 can continue to enjoy our places for free. However if your child would like their own membership card and welcome pack, you can buy them junior membership as a gift.

Buy as a gift

Choose junior membership for just £10 and give someone special a year to remember

Buy for myself

Choose junior membership today for just £10. You must be aged 13+ years to purchase this for yourself

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