Summer in the East of England

From sunrise to sunset, make the most of the long summer days ahead. Come and find the perfect picnic spot, a garden to relax in, a new exhibition to discover or enjoy an evening out with friends - we have a whole programme of outdoor theatre, cinema and music to choose from in the East of England.

Willy Lott's House as seen in the Hay Wain
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Quiet spaces in the East of England

In our increasingly technology driven lives it can be refreshing to switch off from today’s noisy world. So here are some tranquil gardens and quiet spaces to escape for a little while.

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Scone recipes to try at home

We're probably as well known for our scones, as the places we care for. Have you ever wanted to know how to make them? Our secrets are revealed, with these recipes you can try at home.

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Beautiful beaches in the East of England

Whether you're looking for somewhere to build a sandcastle or enjoy a shoreline stroll - from the golden sands at Brancaster Beach to the shingle shores at Dunwich Heath, we care for 117 miles of coast in the East of England.

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Cycling in the East of England

Cycle routes for little legs or rides that offer more of a challenge. To help you enjoy the great views from your saddle, we've picked out some of the best places to visit by bike in the East of England.

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Summer gardens in the East of England

Enjoy a wander around some rather special gardens in bloom this summer, with striking colours, scents and relaxing spaces to take in the view and floral displays.

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Boating in the East of England

Whether you love the coast or want to explore our inland waterways, if you're wanting to spend a lazy few hours on the water, here's a selection of boat trips to choose from in the East of England.

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Gardening tips for the summer

How do you keep your garden looking its best during the summer months? We asked Ickworth's Assistant Head Gardener, for his top tips.

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Summer holiday days out in the East of England

With six or more weeks of school holidays, you'll need a plan for where to take the family this summer. So here are our top spots of where to play, and where better than in nature's playground for your next summer adventure together.

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Rose gardens in the East of England

It’s easy to see why the rose remains the nation’s favourite flower. Here's a selection of special rose gardens in the East of England that you'll smell before you see their beauty.

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Summer nights out in the East of England

Make the most of the long summer days with some alfresco entertainment at our places. Pack a picnic hamper and bring along your family and friends to one of our 'summer nights' of film, theatre and music.

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Butterfly and dragonfly walks in the East of England

Beautiful butterflies and dazzling dragonflies can be seen in abundance across the East of England in the summer months. So why not see how many species you can spot?

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Travel the world without leaving East Anglia

Are you planning a European getaway or travelling somewhere more exotic for your next holiday? Well, now you can travel the world without leaving the country!

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Camping in the East of England

There's something special about spending a night under the stars. Whether you're wanting somewhere to pitch your tent, bring your caravan or perhaps you fancy trying out one of our new camping pods. Check out our campsites in the East of England.

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Wildflower meadows in the East of England

Flower rich meadows and grasslands alive with butterflies and bees are less common than they were, but can still be found if you know where to look. We're working hard to protect, conserve and restore them in the East of England.

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Perfect picnic spots in the East of England

There are some lovely places to gather with friends and family to enjoy a picnic. Our favourite spots include Wimpole's Folly and the riverside setting of Flatford.

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Top summer walks in the East of England

As the weather warms up, enjoy a walk through the countryside and enjoy the view. Seek out shade from the tree canopy on a woodland stroll or wander along the coast for a cool sea breeze. Where will become your favourite spot for a summer walk?

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Weird and wonderful insects in the East of England

Without insects our lives would be very different, they help keep the balance of nature. Butterflies, dragonflies, bees and beetles, they all help keep the natural world turning and here are some to look out for in the East of England.

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Trust New Art in the East of England

Discover new art installations, as part of an exciting programme of contemporary arts that have been inspired by our places and supported by Arts Council England