Family fun in Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds

Gardens brimming with colour, family trails and winding walks through the await in Gloucestershire. Why not make the most of the autumn sunshine and explore with your family?

Family in the garden at Dyrham Park

Seasonal family fun at Dyrham Park

Join us this season to stretch your legs and spread your wings in the great outdoors.

A view across the garden terraces towards the dovecote in spring

An intimate Arts and Crafts garden

The garden at Snowshill is an extension of the manor with mystery at its heart. Designed by Charles Wade and his friend, prominent Arts and Crafts architect Mackay Hugh Baillie Scott, in 1920, it is a garden for all seasons.

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 family walking on a slightly wooded path with a dog

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 the beauty of autumn. Here are a selection of the area's top walking routes.

The Red Borders at autumn

Great gardens in Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds 

The Cotswolds are home to some outstanding gardens. Autumn days are a great time to explore them as the changing colours of the season spread across the trees.

Child drinking tea

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 stop for a 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.

Autumn brings spectacular light and colour to Kingston Lacy in Dorset

Places to visit in the South West 

See the full list places we care for in the South West by county.