Family fun in Gloucestershire

Whether it is gardens of leaves to crunch through and nature to spot, family trails, or walks for little legs, Gloucestershire had lots to offer just now. Remember to book ahead if you're planning a visit to Dyrham Park, Hidcote, Newark Park, Snowshill, Westbury Court Garden and Chedworth Roman Villa.

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.

Autumn highlights

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 Gloucestershire
View from Mrs Winthrop's to the Wilderness

Great gardens in Gloucestershire 

Gloucestershire is home to some outstanding gardens, and during the autumn they fill with colour from late flowers and vibrant foliage. The crisp days of autumn are a great time to explore these gardens which we've reopened in line with Government guidelines.

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.

Winter walking

Walks in the South West with a café

Whether you’re looking for fuel to kick-start a chilly ramble on the coast, or are returning from a gentle stroll in the woods, you’ll find these kiosks, cafés and tea-rooms are great places to refuel and enjoy a treat or two. What's more, every visit you make and piece of cake you buy helps us carry on looking after special places for everyone to enjoy, for ever.

Visitors at Dyrham Park in the autumn

Autumn walks in Gloucestershire 

The changing colours that arrive with autumn make this the ideal time of year to get out and explore on foot.

Places to picnic in Gloucestershire 

There are lots of places to enjoy a picnic in Gloucestershire, out in the countryside, under shady tree in a garden or at one of the many picnic areas.

Family taking part in craft activities

Recreating places from the South West at home 

If you're in need of a National Trust fix but can't get out at the moment, we have some different ways you could recreate your favourite places from the South West at home, from baking to knitting to cut-out and create models.

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 

You'll find lots of places open now – more than 135 gardens and parks and hundreds of coast and countryside locations. We have opened many of our houses in England and Wales. However, following the latest official guidance, all houses in Northern Ireland are now closed. To avoid disappointment please book in advance, especially at busier times such as weekends and bank holidays. 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.