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.
Dyrham Park is transformed with each season. Autumn is filled with interest for nature lovers; a park awash with colour, conkers falling from the trees and a bountiful pear harvest are just some of the delights on offer.
What can you hear? How high can you stretch? Reconnect with nature and yourself on a mindful wander around the grounds of Lacock Abbey this autumn. Why not bring along a downloadable spotter sheet and see what wildlife you can spot along the way? Or see how many things you can tick off your '50 things to do before you're 11¾' list?
Join us this autumn for nature trails, estate walks and unrivalled views of the Ozleworth valley. Children can enjoy spotting toadstools on the croquet lawn, learning about fantastic fungi, and discover the caved woodland animals.
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.
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.
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.
Make the most of seasonal food with these recipes which celebrate the best of autumn produce. In the South West we care for acres of ancient orchards, so apples feature heavily in our recipes, as do foragable berries and other seasonal favourites.