October Half term in the South East

Come with us on an autumn adventure at our places in the South East. Follow a wildlife trail, discover historical stories or get creative with natural materials. Don't forget to try and tick off some of your '50 Things to do before you're 11 3/4' nature challenges. Ask for details when you arrive, or download the '50 things' activity sheet before setting off (see below). Lots of these things can be done in your own back garden too.

Hampshire 

Our gardens, parks and woods are great places to be in spring. There’s loads of room for kids to run off steam, plus family trails to take you on adventures into nature. Our ‘50 things to do before you’re 11¾’ activities will keep little ones busy too. In spring our woodlands are full of bluebells, and you’ll see signs of new life everywhere. Mini lunch boxes and treats in our cosy cafes will restore energy levels.

Family walking in woodland at Box Hill Surrey

Surrey 

There's plenty to explore on bright spring mornings in Surrey. Spot the new spring flowers along garden paths and the first shoots of leaves on woodland walks. Build a den or explore the natural play areas at Claremont Landscape Garden, Hatchlands Park and Winkworth Arboretum.

Soak in spring with the family on a National Trust holiday

West Sussex 

There's plenty to explore on bright spring days at our Sussex places including Nymans, Sheffield Park, Petworth, Bateman's, Bodiam Castle, Standen and Uppark. Spring is a great time to run wild in the fresh air and try some family-friendly adventures in Susses. Spot the new spring flowers along garden paths and the first shoots of leaves on woodland walks.

Families exploring the spring flowers in the walled garden

Kent 

There's loads for families to do at our places whatever the weather. From wild play areas to welly walks and squelchy mud kitchens.

Family Easter trail at Osterley Park and House.

London 

Discover the simple pleasures the outdoors at our places in and around London. Make moments to treasure with the ones you love as you get active, tackle trails and connect with nature in the great outdoors.

Buckinghamshire

Family walk with boy on a dads shoulders

East Sussex 

There's loads for families to do at our places this spring. From wild play areas to welly walks and squelchy mud kitchens.

Oxfordshire

Spring flowers in Mottistone Gardens, Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight 

We've got plenty of family activities to enjoy across the Island this spring. Join us for an Easter adventure in nature, find flower pot people at Mottistone Gardens, millers at Bembridge Windmill, or spot birds and wildlife at Newtown Nature Reserve.

Autumn activities for all