'50 things' indoors in the South West

To complete the '50 things to do indoors before you're 125¾,' you will need to visit more than one place. Here's a list of everywhere taking part in the South West between March and October 2020. Don't forget to get a leaflet when you arrive at your first stop and then collect the stickers as you go to see what you've got left to find.

Visitors walking through a garden in spring

Visiting this spring 

In England and Northern Ireland, our gardens, parks and countryside remain open for local people to exercise. Shops, houses and other indoor areas are closed, and cafés are takeaway only. The safety of our staff, volunteers and visitors from the nearby community remains our priority and we urge you to book your visits in advance and stay local. All places in Wales are currently closed. Please check the property webpage before you travel.

The south east side of Antony house glimpsed between the curling wrought iron gates to the colonnade


18th-Century house set within a magnificent landscape garden, still home to the Carew Pole family

Snowdrops in the grounds of Arlington Court

Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum

Intriguing Regency house and impressive collection of horse-drawn vehicles, set in a picturesque garden

The view down the shingle beach from Branscombe Mouth

Branscombe Mill

Tucked away in a valley that runs down to a beach on the famous Jurassic Coast, there is a timeless magic about this old village where you will find Branscombe Mill

Buckland Abbey

Buckland Abbey

Discovery, tranquillity and history – an ancient gem in the Tavy Valley landscape

A misty morning over the Teign Valley seen from Castle Drogo

Castle Drogo

Nothing is normal. Dramatic castle overlooking the Teign Gorge, undergoing a conservation project to make it watertight

The exterior of Coleton Fishacre house

Coleton Fishacre

A 1920s country retreat complete with luxuriant garden by the sea, where you can complete these '50 things' indoors: listen to a clock chiming look through a window with a beautiful view, get to know how people travelled here in the past, learn how to fold a napkin, look for an old fashioned phone and decide whether you would prefer to have lived or worked in this place

The Terraces in June at Cotehele, Cornwall


Tudor house with superb collections, garden, quay and estate

The snowy drive in Cotehele Mill, Cornwall

Cotehele Mill

Working Victorian watermill and workshops nestled in a wooded valley

Blacksmith shaping metal on the anvil, Finch Foundry, Devon

Finch Foundry

The last working water-powered forge in England. Here there are many of the '50 things' indoors that you could complete on your visit, from looking through a window with a beautiful view, to watching the flames in an open fire and finding out about how people travelled here in the past

The outside of Greenway house on a sunny day


Greenway house and garden: 'the loveliest place in the world' where you can look out a window at a beautiful view, count how many steps in the staircase, listen to a clock chime and look for an old fashioned phone

killerton house front sun spring


A family home filled with things to see and do. Here you can tick off some of your ’50 things’ indoors at Killerton during the school holidays. Find out the name of a family pet, how clothes were cleaned before washing machines and what those clothes looked like. You can even see what you look like in clothes from the past in the dressing up room

Knightshayes in the winter sunset from South terrace


Discover Knightshayes, a country estate on a grand, gothic scale, where you can visit the kitchens and dress up as one of the servants, spot creatures in the house and get to know strange items in the collection, along with many other '50 things' indoors

 Exterior of Overbeck's


A hidden paradise of subtropical gardens and quirky collections

The front of Saltram house


A house full of treasures, stories and intrigue. A secret garden to lose yourself in, plus a park that cyclists, walkers, and our four legged friends love. You can complete different '50 things' indoors activities on different days of the week here from March to October

Winter garden from the Tennis Lawn


A welcoming garden set in an estate with stunning maritime views and lovely woodland walks

Visitors in winter clothing at Tyntesfield


An ornate Victorian Gothic Revival house with extensive garden and parkland, just a stone's throw from Bristol, where there are lots of '50 things' indoors activities to do. You can get to know an object that has travelled a long way to get here, and a person in a portrait. You can also count something - look out for llamas to count in the house, and much more

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