Junior membership

Visitors enjoying Easter activities at Sutton House and Breaker's Yard, London

From 1 March we're introducing a new junior membership for children and teenagers for just £10.

Our new junior membership gives under 18s access to experiences that connect with nature, history and culture. It also provides the opportunity to have endless adventures with grandparents, friends and family at our places.

Junior membership can be purchased as a gift for children under the age of 18 or, if you’re 13 or older, you can buy it for yourself. Under 5s still get in free, but you can buy junior membership for them.

The benefits of junior membership include:

  • Unlimited free entry to all the places we look after, inside and out
  • An age-appropriate welcome pack (there’s one for primary and one for secondary aged children)

  • Special guides for you to plan your next adventure

  • Ongoing inspiration, tips and seasonal ideas online

Please note that junior membership doesn’t include free car parking, the Handbook or National Trust Magazines.

Here are answers to questions you might have.

Your questions answered

When can I buy this membership?
Junior membership will be available from 1 March 2018.

Why have you introduced junior membership?
We want to make access more affordable for our younger visitors and open up our places to those who don't feel family membership is right for them.

What do I get as part of my junior membership?

  • A junior member card - giving free access to our places

  • A welcome pack full of lots of ideas to help you get the most out of your membership

  • Ongoing ideas on how to get out and active

  • Voting at the Annual General Meeting

Please note junior members won’t receive free car parking, the Handbook and National Trust Magazines.

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, as long as you’re 13 or over, you can buy your own membership and also create your own My National Trust account.

Why don’t you offer the monthly payment option for junior membership?
As this 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 who they want to take 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 on the senior membership rate.

Do I need to buy a junior membership if my child is under 5?
No, under 5s can visit our places free. However if your child wants their own membership card, you can purchase junior membership as a gift.