I’ll be going to Art College to study Graphic Design in September. For the past couple of years I’ve been a professional photographer at events. I travel from Ballymena each week, to get the opportunity to explore the unique history of Mount Stewart.
Our meadow makes the perfect spot for a summer picnic with glorious views over Ide Hill. Bring a blanket and relax with delicious food under sunny skies. There’s post-picnic fun to be found with garden games in the discovery cabin, a tepee amongst the trees and adventures in the wild play area.
Enjoy a lunch with us at the Landemare café and what would a visit to the National Trust be without a scone and tea?
Take a trip across the sea with Chapterhouse Theatre Company in the garden of Ormesby Hall.
Now's the perfect time to get out exploring as the garden and wider estate springs back to life. From early spring daffodils to the later bluebells, there's so much colour to be seen and breath-taking views across the Weald of Kent to sit and enjoy.
Get active this summer with a range of sports to enjoy.
Explore the Ormesby estate on a seasonal walk.
Roses have long been associated with the Churchill's and their family home, Chartwell in Kent. With a walled rose garden alive with colour and a separate rose avenue bursting with fragrance, it's not hard to see why. Uncover the history and romance behind these areas on your next visit to find out why the rose garden was Clementine's favourite place.
A spring visit to Smallhythe Place. With new exhibitions, kids' crafts activities, colourful gardens and performances in The Barn Theatre, it's the perfect time to explore and spend some quality time with the family.
A summer visit to Smallhythe Place. With new exhibitions, kids' crafts activities, colourful gardens and performances in The Barn Theatre and in the open-air, it's the perfect time to explore and spend some quality time with the family.
Blow away the cobwebs on a frosty walk around Emmetts Garden. Follow one of our downloadable trails and you may even end up at our neighbouring National Trust places of Toys Hill and Chartwell.
Outdoor cinema comes to Ormesby Hall for the first time.
Pull on those boots, grab that scarf and get to Emmetts Garden for a wintry outdoor adventure. Get stuck into the monkey-puzzle trail this Feb half-term, try our 50 things to do before you're 11¾ challenges and go wild in our outdoor play area.
As you walk around this impressive landscape, you’re looking at centuries of drama and politics. But how do monuments, statues and buildings help us truly understand the history of this place?
Croquet enthusiasts, make your summer special by hiring our croquet lawn. Teams can even hire our high-end Jacques kit to play the traditional game in our historical setting. There's no booking required; just turn up and play. Find out when you can hire our lawn along with prices here.
With stunning views and plenty of perfect spots to lay down a blanket, Chartwell's an ideal place to visit with a picnic this summer.
Stretch your legs in the sunshine on a walk around the estate at Chartwell. Download one of our trails on your phone or pick up a walks leaflet in our visitor welcome centre.