Celebrate Valentines Day in the South East

Feeling romantic? Bring your loved one to your local National Trust place in the South East for a Valentines day out with a difference. We've even got things to bring the kids along to this half-term. We're sure the whole family will love it...

A heart shaped tag that says 'I love Polesden Lacey' is tied to a tree

The Love Tree at Polesden Lacey

Show your favourite person how much you love them and tie a special message to our love tree in time for Valentines Day. Simply choose your favourite colour ribbon from visitor reception and head down to the south lawn, where the love tree stands looking out across the view. Ribbons will be available every day from 1 February.

Couple and dog walking along a wooded path

Come for a romantic walk 

Strolling along, holding hands, getting a bit of fresh air. If you're looking for something a bit different, you could always try one of our downloadable walks this Valentines Day. There's loads to choose from.

Young girl playing in the parkland at Basildon Park

Bring the whole family for Valentines Day at Basildon Park 

Bring the kids and join our 'follow your heart' trail to fall in love with Basildon Park. Find the love hearts around the property and discover love stories from past and present. there will be Valentine's items on sale in our shop and tea room too. Our waymarked walks around the parkland are also a great way to spend time quality with loved ones.

Exterior of Rainham Hall

A candlelit evening at Rainham Hall

Discover the story of John and Mary Harle who built Rainham Hall, a wonderful Queen Anne Style home, in 1729. Explore the Hall by candlelight to find the romantic touches they added and the wonderful dress Mary might have worn on her wedding day.

odiam Castle, East Sussex, reflected in the moat at dawn

Valentines dinner at Bodiam Castle

Our romantic medieval castle is the perfect place for couples to enjoy a special Valentine's evening. Treat your Valentine to a night to remember with our floodlit castle providing a magical backdrop for any proposal. Enjoy a glass of champagne and a talk in the castle after hours. Valentines can then take a romantic stroll past a floodlit castle down to our Terrace Room beside the river for a 3-course candlelit dinner.

The view from a walk at Sissinghurst Castle Garden in winter

Afternoon tea at Sissinghurst Castle

Enjoy a special afternoon tea in the Granary Restaurant at Sissinghurst Castle. Whilst the gardens are closed at this time of year, you could take a romantic walk around the beautiful estate to walk off your treats...

Bateman's East Sussex National Trust

Valentines day tea at Bateman's

Let Bateman’s – former home and sanctuary of writer Rudyard Kipling – sweep you off your feet. Explore this 17th century Jacobean house, filled with treasured artefacts and surrounded by a wooded landscape. The English country garden with its manicured lawns and clipped yew hedges is the perfect place for a romantic Valentine’s stroll. Afterwards you can enjoy an afternoon tea of sandwiches, savoury pastries and cake in the Mulberry Tea-room