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.

Visiting this spring 

Our gardens, parks and countryside locations are open. Cafés are offering a takeaway service and some outdoor seating is available at cafés in England only. Some shops are open in England and Wales but remain closed in Northern Ireland. All houses are currently closed. The safety of our staff, volunteers and visitors remains our priority. To avoid disappointment please book in advance, especially at busier times such as weekends and bank holidays. Please check the property webpage before you visit and follow government guidance.

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

Early spring 2021 will see wild flowers and bird song coupled with essential conservation work around the garden.

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.

Soak in spring with the family at Killerton

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.

The East Court at Hidcote

Great gardens in Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds 

The Cotswolds are home to some outstanding gardens and spring days are a great time to explore them as bulbs and blossom flower and new life is all around.

Friends enjoy their takeaway drinks on a wintry day in Saltram garden

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.

the bear hut at Killerton, Devon with daffodils

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 

Our gardens, parks and countryside locations are open. Cafés are offering a takeaway service and some outdoor seating is available at cafés in England only. Some shops are open in England and Wales but remain closed in Northern Ireland. All houses are currently closed. The safety of our staff, volunteers and visitors remains our priority. To avoid disappointment please book in advance, especially at busier times such as weekends and bank holidays. Please check the property webpage before you visit and follow government guidance.