Family fun in Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds

Frosty gardens, family trails and winding walks through the countryside await in Gloucestershire. Why not pull on your hiking boots and explore? Please check the property webpage of the place you wish to visit before you travel.

This February half term...

...please stay local as per government guidelines if planning to visit one of our places.
Most places will not be running their usual half term events and activities, but your family will still be able to enjoy fresh air and space to stretch little legs at our places which are open.
Please book visits in advance, and always check the webpage of the place you wish to visit before you travel.

Family in the garden at Dyrham Park

February half term at Dyrham Park

Stretch your legs and shake off those winter blues this February.

Palladian bridge and lakes during Dams Project 2020

Things to see in winter

Winter in the garden opens up a new world of life and variety. Find out why it's worth coming to Prior Park in this special season.

A family looking at spring flowers

Families at Lacock

Explore our fun family days out, handy tips for family-friendly eating places and facilities. Make the most of your time with the little ones without the stress.

Winter play woodland at Killerton, Devon

Visit our family hub 

Delve into our garden shed of fun activities for the kids throughout the seasons. Explore things to do, games to play and recipes to bake. There's lots to be done outdoors in nature or indoors on a rainy day.

Activities to keep busy

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.

A view from Crickley Hill scarp

Walks in Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds

A walk through the woodlands, valleys and open spaces of the Cotswolds and Gloucestershire is a wonderful way to see spring unfolding. Here are a selection of the area's top walking routes.

Visitors at Dyrham Park, Gloucestershire

Great gardens in Gloucestershire 

Gloucestershire is home to some outstanding gardens, even during the stark days of winter. Crisp days are a great time to explore these gardens which we've reopened in line with government guidelines.

Visitors in winter clothing at Tyntesfield

Walks in the South West with a café

Whether you’re looking for fuel to kick-start a 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 pick up a takeaway treat. 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.

Killerton's garden in winter

Places to visit in the South West 

See the full list of gardens and outdoor spaces we care for in the South West which are open by county, and how to book to visit.

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.