For families

Delve into our garden shed of fun activities for the kids throughout the seasons. Explore things to do, games to play and recipes to bake. There's lots to be done outdoors in nature or indoors on a rainy day

Visitors in the rock garden at Sizergh, Cumbria
 A family playing outside at Osterley Park and House, London

October half term activities 

Autumn is the perfect time to get outside with the family and create unforgettable moments. And with all kinds of things to do, from woodland adventure days to wildlife watching, it’ll be impossible for the kids to get bored this October half term.

Dixie Egerickx (Mary Lennox) on set at Fountains Abbey, Yorkshire

Explore The Secret Garden film locations 

Since it was published in 1910, Frances Hodgson Burnett’s novel The Secret Garden has bewitched generations of children and adults alike. Now a star-studded film adaptation is set to breathe new life into the tale, coming to cinemas and on Sky Cinema October 23. Discover how places in our care proved the perfect settings for this retelling of the evergreen children’s classic.



A boy playing in woodland at Alderley Edge and Cheshire Countryside, Cheshire

50 things to do before you're 11¾ 

Fancy running free in the fresh air, learning new skills and trying new things? Grab your gear and start your adventure.

Bake it

Make it

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 at home or in the garden this summer.