Things to do

Discover what's on, find an event or get some inspiration for activities to do on your own or with family and friends... you won't be short of things to do at our places

  Children playing with kites in the garden in June at Rufford Old Hall, Lancashire
Pentire Farm, Cornwall

Could your photograph be the 2018 National Trust Handbook cover? 

Will your photo inspire millions of National Trust members in 2018? Our photo competition is now open with the theme 'As I walked out one midsummer morning'.

The rose garden in June at Mottisfont, Hampshire

14 fragrant rose gardens 

Take a stroll through one of our many rose gardens in full bloom this summer. You can discover hundreds of varieties bred by gardeners many years ago. Find out about original planting schemes and enjoy the delicate scent and colours of old-fashioned roses.

A family picnic at Hatchlands Park

Perfect picnic spots 

Pack a hamper, round up friends and family and enjoy a leisurely summer's day outside. Whether you prefer golden sand, wildflower meadows or rolling green hills you'll be spoilt for choice at our places.

Keeping the little ones happy

50 things girl climbing a tree

50 things to do before you're 11 ¾ 

Fancy exploring the outdoors, learning new skills and trying new things? Grab your gear and start your adventure.

Make the most of summer

Take a break from it all
Exterior of Bridge Farm Cottage in Suffolk

Holiday cottages for a spring getaway 

Make the most of spring by booking a break to one of our characterful holiday cottages.

Find out what's on

Make a discovery, enjoy traditional ceremonies, talk to an expert, learn a new skill - there's lots to choose from