For families

Our places have acres of space with activities laid on for your little ones, plus family-friendly eating places and facilities for when you need a quick pit stop

Children walking in garden in summer
Charley the cat outside Claydon House, Buckinghamshire

Meet the cats of the National Trust 

Many of the former residents at our houses were cat lovers and today a number of our places are still home to feline friends. Here are a few of our favourite cats found at our places, from a boisterous Bengal who prowls the gardens at Cotehele to Samson, a mighty Maine Coon at Knightshayes.

Events for the family

Keep them entertained...

Girl enjoying archery

Summer of sport 

Fancy playing cricket or tennis on the lawn or having a family sack race in an orchard? Over the summer holiday we’ve got loads of family-friendly sports activities for you to try including archery, tug-of-war, croquet, rounders and more.


Enjoy more adventures with your grandchildren 

Discover more things to do with your grandchildren when you visit this summer and make the most of your time together.

Family membership

Discover hundreds of unforgettable places together when you take out Family Membership

Children's gifts

Gifts for children should be full of fun and joy, and our gifts for children collection is full of fun ideas for toys, books and so much more.