Family fun in the South West

Check out the places to explore as a family in each county in Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire this spring, as well as some fun to have with your family from home. Plan your Easter adventures, and discover new places near you.

Visiting this spring 

Our gardens, parks, cafés, shops and countryside locations are open to visit. Subject to government confirmation, we're planning to reopen houses in England and Wales from 17 May, and in Northern Ireland from 24 May. Advance booking for visits helps us keep everyone safe and socially distanced. At quieter times such as weekdays, booking shouldn't be necessary, but to guarantee entry we recommend booking in advance, especially at weekends and bank holidays. Please check the property webpage before you visit and follow government guidance.

Family play in the parkland at Trelissick, Cornwall

Family fun in Cornwall 

Signs of colour and life are starting to take hold which makes it's an ideal time to go for a local walk, whilst tranquil beaches await footprints along the shore. Why not get outside for a walk near where you live at the places we care for in Cornwall?

Soak up the spring with the family at Killerton

Family days out in Devon 

From rock pooling on beautiful beaches to exploring gardens filled with spring flowers, there are places to get a daily dose of fresh air with the family this spring. Find out the best places to explore with the kids near you, and all about the Easter adventures coming up in Devon.

Family fun at Kingston Lacy

Family fun in Dorset 

There's all sorts to do in Dorset with the family this spring, including Easter adventures and plenty of places to explore in gardens, parks, the countryside and on the beach. Please check the property webpage of the place you wish to visit before you travel.

The house and views behind from the parkland at Dyrham Park

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. Don't forget to book ahead too.

Spring bulbs on the South Terrace

Family fun in Somerset 

Looking for something to do with the family this spring? There's all sorts to do at places around Somerset, from visiting a natural pier to finding spring flowers and having a picnic on the grass.

Family at Tyntesfield, Bristol

Family days out near Bath and Bristol 

Gardens full of flowers, walks in the spring sunshine and graceful parkland provide all sorts of adventures around Bath and Bristol. Please check the property webpage of the place you wish to visit before you travel.

Family in the garden at Dyrham Park

Family fun in Wiltshire 

Ancient landscapes and world-famous gardens await in Wiltshire. Why not wrap up warm and set off on a family adventure this winter?

Little girl in daffodils at Easter

Easter egg hunts in the South West 

Discover your local family-friendly trail in the South West with fun activities to do along the way. Complete the trail and earn your chocolate reward at the end - although Easter is over, the fun is continuing at many places while stocks last.

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.

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.