Family days out near Bath and Bristol

Looking for something to do with the family this autumn? There's all sorts to do at places near Bath and Bristol: the gardens are filled with falling leaves and colourful borders, and there are plenty of places to walk and even picnic while the weather is on our side. When planning a trip to Lacock, Dyrham Park, Prior Park Landscape Garden, The Courts Garden, Stourhead, Newark Park and Tyntesfield, don't forget to book ahead.

Please book ahead before visiting

We're looking forward to welcoming you back. We’re reopening the places you love, safely and in line with government guidance. We recommend you book in advance for visits to gardens, parks and houses, especially at busy times such as weekends. See what’s open and ready for you to book this week below.

Family fun around Bath and Bristol

Family activities for outdoor adventures 

We've got lots of fun activities to try on your next family adventure. Discover wildlife at the places in our care using our handy spotter guides or have a go at activities inspired by the colours and sounds of nature.

More autumn fun around Bath and Bristol
Tyntesfield house showing through autumn leaves

Gardens near Bath and Bristol 

Escape the city this autumn for days filled with fresh air, crunching leaves underfoot, and colourful flower borders in the gardens we care for around Bath and Bristol.

Visitors in the house at Tyntesfield wearing masks

Indoor days out in the South West 

Stuck for something to do on a rainy day, or looking for houses to explore for a dose of history? In the South West, we're reopening the buildings you love, safely and in line with government advice.

autumn walking

Autumn walks near Bath and Bristol 

There are many walks near Bristol and Bath which will take you out to hidden places, scenic corners and peaceful viewpoints. Here a few ideas to start you off.

Take a picnic at Prior Park

Picnic spots around Bath and Bristol 

There are lots of places to enjoy a picnic around Bath and Bristol, out in the countryside, under tree in a garden or at one of the many picnic areas. Picnics aren't just for summer: as the seasons change, there are still plenty of chances to roll out the picnic blanket in beautiful places we care for.

Places to visit in the South West 

Find out which other gardens and outdoor spaces we care for in the South West are open by county, and how to book to visit.

Which places are open and what you need to know before you visit 

More than 100 gardens and parks and hundreds of coast and countryside places are open in England and Northern Ireland. Many historic houses are open in England. To avoid disappointment please book in advance, especially at weekends and school holidays. In line with Welsh Government legislation, all places in Wales will close from 24 October to 9 November. Please check the property webpage of the place you wish to visit before you travel. Read this article to find out how to book and what to expect from your visit.