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Junior membership

Visitors enjoying Easter activities at Sutton House and Breaker's Yard, London
Visitors at Sutton House and Breaker's Yard, London | © National Trust Images/Rob Stothard

Whether it’s a day out with grandparents or an activity with friends, junior membership provides the opportunity for endless adventures. Under 18s can explore unforgettable places and get closer to wildlife, history and culture for just £12 a year.

Benefits of junior membership

You can give membership as a gift to young people under the age of 18. Or if you’re 13 or older, you can buy it for yourself. Under 5s can continue to enjoy our places for free. The benefits of junior membership include:

  • Free entry to more than 500 places in our care
  • A welcome pack to help you get the most from your membership
  • Special guides to help plan your next adventure
  • Online inspiration, tips and seasonal ideas

Please note, junior membership doesn’t include free car parking, the National Trust Handbook or the National Trust Magazine.

Buy junior membership

You can buy junior membership as a gift or for yourself for just £12 a year. You must be aged 13+ to buy junior membership for yourself.

Junior membership welcome pack for 0 to 11 years, for primary school age children and younger.
Welcome pack for 0–11 years (for primary school age children and younger) | © National Trust

Why choose junior membership?

We want to encourage young people to care about our nature and heritage, and foster a love for conservation and the outdoors. Did you know there are 180 parks in our care, perfect for nature adventures? We also want to offer a flexible membership that will support grandparents and relatives who regularly assist with child care.

We love going den-building at Erddig in Wrexham with our nana and taid. It’s so much fun that we now have our own memberships so we can go anytime.

A quote by Meghan 14, Evie 9, Jaden 8 and Aaran 5 National Trust junior members
Junior membership welcome pack for 11-17 years, for secondary age children and teenagers.
Welcome pack for 11–17 years (for secondary age children and teenagers) | © National Trust
A visitor admires the paintings in a grand room at Kingston Lacey, Dorset

Junior membership FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about junior membership and more.

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Gift membership 

Find out how to give the gift of adventure with a range of membership options. Plus, pay for a joint, family or individual membership by annual Direct Debit and get a free £15 gift card.