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Christmas as a National Trust member

Visitors exploring the festive house and enjoying the Christmas tree decorations at Tyntesfield near Bristol.
Visitors looking at the Christmas decorations at Tyntesfield, near Bristol | © National Trust Images/Alana Wright

What does Christmas mean to you? Is it hanging up decorations, hearing festive music or spending time with loved ones? As a National Trust member, you can make the most of the festive season at the places in our care and at home.

Tuck into some tasty treats

Get stuck into some festive baking with our wide selection of recipes. You can serve up lots of delicious winter treats, including Christmas pudding, sweet yule logs and warm mince pies. Plus, you can also indulge in a Christmas treat or two in many of our cafés and tea-rooms.

Christmas with the whole family

Explore winter trails created with children in mind or meet Father Christmas in his grotto. Visiting National Trust places during the festive season could create lasting memories for younger family members, and you'll have free admission as a member.

Give them something special

You can find many locally made gifts, regional speciality foods and festive drinks at Christmas markets and fairs at places in our care. Plus, our online shop is bursting with festive cheer, and every purchase supports the work we do to care for hundreds of places. Make sure to look out for discounts for the online shop in your member email.

If you're looking for something a little different this Christmas, why not give them a National Trust gift membership? As well as caring for nature and history, they'll have free access to hundreds of places.

Visitors standing on a hill looking at a misty valley during a winter walk
Visitors taking part in a winter walk at Haresfield Beacon, Gloucestershire | © National Trust Images/James Dobson

Explore the members' area

Try winter recipes, discover seasonal gardening tips and prepare for the ultimate Christmas with your online members' area. As a member, you'll be invited behind the scenes at many of the places we care for in our videos, we also share lots of inspiration for days out, history content and things to try at home. And you'll be the first to find out about the new events and experiences that we're planning.

Relish the Boxing Day walk

When you become a member, you'll have free access to hundreds of parkland, countryside and coastal walks in our care. Whether you round up the whole family or want some alone time after the Christmas festivities, wrap up warm on a refreshing winter walk.

And when you're a National Trust member, winter walks are made even better because you know you're helping to care for places filled with nature.

A young child and her mother bending down to look at flowers in the Sunken Garden in May at Castle Ward, County Down, Northern Ireland


Enjoy access to more than 500 places with National Trust membership. Join today and help protect nature, beauty and history – for everyone, for ever.

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