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Visitor in the Billiard Room at Allan Bank and Grasmere, Cumbria
Visitor in the Billiard Room at Allan Bank and Grasmere, Cumbria | © National Trust Images/Annapurna Mellor

Members' area

Welcome to your members’ area. Discover new behind-the-scenes videos, get top tips for your next day out and see how you’re helping to care for hundreds of places.


Make your own Christmas pudding

This video will take you through the steps needed to create your own Christmas pudding using our traditional recipe. You’ll also find out about the Victorian tradition of Stir-up Sunday, when family members would each get a chance to stir the homemade pudding mixture.

Last chance to win a £100 gift card

Visitors enjoying the autumnal sunshine on the shore at Borrowdale and Derwent Water, Cumbria

Give someone a membership 

Until 11 December, when you give someone a gift membership online you can enter the member-exclusive code GIFTMEM23 at the checkout to be in with a chance of winning one of five £100 National Trust gift cards. Giving someone a membership means they can visit hundreds of places filled with nature, beauty and history, and your gift will also support our work.

Plan your day out

A red squirrel balances on the thin branch of a tree while holding onto the trunk in the woodlands at Wallington.

Places to spot winter wildlife 

Whether you're spotting seal pups in Norfolk or catching a glimpse of Devon's Dartmoor ponies, there's plenty of wildlife to see in winter. Get outdoors and discover the best places for winter wildlife watching.

Visitors exploring the Christmas decorations inside the house at Killerton, Devon


Winter illuminations, a chance to meet Father Christmas, family trails and elaborate decorations are just some of what’s in store at the places we care for over the festive season in 2023.

The interior of George Saunders' tailor's shop at the Birmingham Back-to-Backs, showing a variety of garments on hangers, a desked covered with paperwork, and bright red-painted woodwork.

Special exhibitions 

Explore the exhibitions hosted at some of the places in our care. From showcasing art and collections to exploring the connections between people and places, there's lots to discover.

Things to see and do

Garden with river in foreground and house in background in winter, Mottisfont, Hampshire

Jewish stories at country houses 

Some of the country houses in our care tell Jewish stories. As Hanukkah approaches (7–15 December), learn about the lives and homes of prominent Jewish people from the worlds of politics, business and literature – how they integrated into 19th and 20th-century British society, and the obstacles and prejudice they encountered as they did so.

A close-up of a National Trust volunteer smiling while they prune a fruit tree that's trained up against a brick wall at Rainham Hall.

Gardening tips for winter 

As the weather gets colder, prepare your garden for the winter months. Find out how to prune and protect your plants, maintain a healthy garden ecosystem and brighten up your winter borders.

The Golden Water Buffalo in the area known as 'China' at Biddulph, Staffordshire. The buffalo is seen lying down with its head up and a sun disc between its horns. The statue is surrounded by trees turning red and brown in autumn.

12 golden objects to see up close 

Explore the ways that gold has been used to make some of the historic items in the collections we care for. This symbol of power has been embroidered into luxurious dresses, embossed on intricate wallpaper and coated onto grand sculptures.

Support our cause

Winter sun rising over the frosty parkland at Croome, Worcestershire

Help plant a tree 

Trees clean the air we breathe, offer homes for wildlife and are one of our best natural defences against climate change. From just £5, your donation could help plant a tree and support our goal of planting and establishing 20 million trees by 2030.

A group of people standing on wet ground as they try to replace traditional boat moorings with a more environmentally friendly mooring system at at Porthdinllaen, Gwynedd


This International Volunteer Day (5 December) find out how you can support nature, beauty and history by volunteering with us. There are many different roles for volunteers at the gardens, historic houses and countryside places in our care.

Stay one step ahead

A selection of fashion accessories, including a hat, scarf and gloves, next to a Christmas tree

Shop Christmas gifts for every interest 

There’s still time to shop gifts for foodies, bookworms and nature explorers. Order your presents by 18 December to make sure everything arrives in time for Christmas.

Find out more about us

View over Tumbleton Lake at Cragside, Northumberland, looking towards the stables with the colourful autumn trees behind and reflected in the lake


Get the latest news from around the Trust. From stories on nature and conservation to buildings and heritage, stay up to date with our work.

Visitors at Wimpole Estate, Cambridgeshire

Membership FAQs 

Frequently asked questions about becoming a National Trust member and what happens once you’ve joined, from when you’ll receive your membership pack to details about our senior concession.

Visitors in the kitchen at Christmas, Petworth, West Sussex

Gift membership

The gift of a National Trust membership is one that can be enjoyed long after Christmas. With free entry, your loved one will get to see the seasons change at the places we look after across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Order online on or before 11 December and we'll send a membership welcome pack in time for the big day.