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

A child placing their wish on the Christmas tree with bright baubles and twinkly lights
Father Christmas and a young child

Visit Father Christmas 

Father Christmas will be setting up his grotto at places we look after this festive season. Come along to meet Santa and his elves in their grotto and share your Christmas wishes.

Christmas at Sudbury Hall and the National Trust Museum of Childhood, Derbyshire

Find more kid-friendly Christmas events near you 

See our houses decorated for Christmas, go on a winter wonderland walk or eat mince pies at our winter markets near you this Christmas.

Keep them entertained...

Visitors make paper chains near the Christmas tree at Attingham Park

Christmas crafts how-to guides 

From paper chains and pine cones to scented orange slices, keep little fingers busy and learn how to make traditional decorations for a greener Christmas.

The Tiger Who Came to Tea exhibition banner

The Tiger Who Came to Tea exhibition on tour 

Get up close to the artwork from Judith Kerr's beloved children's books at this new touring exhibition which is visiting 11 of our places. From November to January you can see the exhibition at Acorn Bank, Cumbria.

Children riding balance bikes in the woods

Teach your child how to ride a bike at our places

Teach your child how to ride a bike in beautiful places full of safe open spaces, colourful plants and fascinating wildlife. Thanks to our partnership with British Cycling, with funding and support from their lead partner HSBC UK, balance bikes are free to borrow at many of our places.

Grandparent and grandson playing on a log at dyffryn gardens

Enjoy more adventures with your grandchildren 

Discover more things to do with your grandchildren when you visit this autumn and create lots of special moments and memories 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.